See previous security tips and previous phishing posts.
Almost all phishing uses bait (and you're the fish). Bait can be subtle, threatening or insulting. Don't bite . All bait is designed to provoke a reaction: fear, anger, an appeal to your innate decency to help or solve a problem, must respond to your bank or whatever.
Below, the attached screen shows a relatively rough attack but for most, the important parts that would immediately mark the email as risky are actually hidden. In other words, Apple puts you in danger of getting emalis to look neat and tidy . :
Specifically, " Returban :" is hidden by default (and sometimes "To:" as well. See Apple Mail Security: Viewing Post Speaker. MPG considers it an unacceptable security issue cannot see it obviously fake headline, you may not know that your email address is a phishing attack, Apple is irresponsible when you do not flag such issues
ADVICE: *** NEVER *** CLICK ON LINKS OR ACCESSORIES IN EMAIL!
never means never unless you get the technical expertise to confirm the email, yet it can sometimes take several minutes to be secure ̵
Apple's sloppy Mail Mail approach is unacceptable.
Why does Apple Mail EVER allow this level of exposure to risk? There are security issues for an e-mail program to present weeks with such hazards.
Safari has active detection of malware sites, but Apple Mail makes it easy to outbound links, making them clickable and thus a serious risk .
It is time Apple set such sloppy security practices in Apple Mail. Users should not be aware of such risks – the risk should be eliminated . We're getting new emojis with all OS releases with top billing in Apple press releases, but Apple can't be bothered to fix a core email for Apple Mail ? Irresponsible Apple.
Actually, the first step Apple should take is to disable all outbound links in all email addresses so they can no longer be clicked as links. Bonus points to display the actual destination URL instead of the title. In terms of security, 99% of users would be well served by this. And will pee and moan about the loss of convenience, but it is smart to do by default.
Then, let the user downgrade the security from there, for example, allow clickable links to (1) only sites previously visited and (2) known good sites and (3) enable all sites allowed now for those who like to take risk. A bonus feature would be to change the links so clicking on a dialog box showing the actual destination URL and a secure, uncertain, unknown, and let the user risk selection. I consider this a useful thing for technically skilled users, without the advice of most people.
Why hasn't Apple solved this extremely dangerous practice right in Apple Mail, and did it two years ago ? My opinion is that the Apple Mail development team is a skeleton crew because Apple Mail is rife with errors.