Go beyond your email provider’s spam security
Spam is everywhere. Most is simply an annoyance, but some contain hidden threats, and you need to stay protected. Spammers are using most available communication channels to send spam your way, and while some just want your attention, others want your data. It's important to know, and spot, the difference. That's where Sophos Home Premium comes in.
There are distinct types of spam emails you'll encounter in your inbox:
Marketing spam: This is “harmless” spam. It annoys (but doesn’t threaten) and is usually filtered by the spam blocker in your email software. Also, these emails are relatively easy to spot, even if they escape spam filters.
Malware spam: This the spam to beware, because it carries malware. You will be asked to click on a link or download an attachment that will infect your computer with malware. And that’s when things get bad fast.
“Nigerian prince” spam: We’ve heard stories about receiving a message saying a Nigerian prince has left millions of dollars for you in a bank account and all you need to claim these riches is a cash advance. This type of spam takes many forms, but the common thread that remains the same: ‘upfront processing fee.’
Phishing spam: Phishing emails are the most dangerous and effective kind of spam. They target sensitive information like financial credentials, health care information, and other valuable data. These emails disguise themselves as messages coming from a familiar, reputed, or trustworthy source. These persuade or trick you into take action by, for example, asking you to confirm certain billing details, verify purchases, and more.
Sophos Home Premium can help protect against the most dangerous files and links found inside spam messages. Using advanced artificial intelligence to recognize suspicious behavior, Sophos Home Premium stops malicious code before it has a chance to infect your computer, phony web links that try to steal your information, and more – even advanced threats that no one has ever seen before. It’s the best malware protection on the market.