Valentine’s Day e-card security tips

Electronic greeting cards are easy, cheap, and fun to get
and send, but cybercriminals also use them to try to steal your personal
information or to spread malicious software.

Legitimate companies have standard, obvious ways for you to
recognize that the email is not a fraud. For example, with MSN Greetings, the
“from” line always shows “Ecard from MSN Greetings” as the
display name and “ecards@msn.americangreetings.com
as the email address.

For more information, see Phishing
scams that target activities, interests, or news events
.

To send an e-card from MSN Greetings, check out the love
and dating section
.



 

About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »