Internet Tip: Beware email “security” software…

Fred Stluka
Jun 18, 2021

Internet Tips fans,

This is the 22nd in a series of tips on how to do tricky things with URLs.

Some “security software” used by email apps, especially Microsoft Outlook in large corporations, makes things LESS secure.

It’s like hiring a bodyguard so that you’ll be safe in any dangerous situation. But you’ve hired one who can only protect you from attacks with a fly swatter, or a plastic butter knife. Not from attacks with a real knife or a gun. And only from someone on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list, not from ordinary thugs. Meanwhile, with your false sense of security, you’ve stopped taking basic precautions. Doh!


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— Fred