Clicking Without Thinking

We feel safe checking our email anytime, anywhere. But should we? As cybercriminals find their way into every nook and cranny of our online activity, it’s important to evaluate our inbox’s security – on every device.

Throughout the globe, more people are accessing email via smartphone than ever before. In the United States alone, 75% of people check their inbox on-the-go. In this mobile culture, many of us open and click and download and scan without giving it a second thought. What’s the worry?

Take a look at the emails in your inbox. Besides the content, greetings and salutations, you’ll most likely find a number of links trickled throughout your mail. While you may trust the sender, how can you be sure that those links are safe? How can you be certain that a cybercriminal hasn’t injected malware at the site of the destination URL? Click the link and you’re sunk.

Traditionally, such worries have been appeased by security measures already in place. On a desktop computer, for example, you are able to hover over a link to determine where your click will lead. See something fishy? Don’t click! On a mobile device, however, this preview doesn’t exist. In our on-the-go culture, we find ourselves clicking without thinking.

What can you do to ensure email protection on all devices? Enter: ClickProtect, McAfee’s latest advance in email protection. With real-time proactive malware protection and safe previews of upcoming pages on all devices, you can expose phishing attacks before they happen.

Preventing phishing attacks means being covered on every device everywhere. Consider using the ClickProtect feature of McAfee Email Protection to improve your email security.

To learn more, check out this video.


3 comments on “Clicking Without Thinking

  • Steve Banks says:

    Hi David,

    I’m currently conducting research for my BSc InfoSec into why people click links without thinking and have just stumbled upon your blog piece from 2013. The infographic and YouTube video aren’t opening and I was just wondering if you could help out in any way please?




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