Attachments can cause severe damage

Thursday, 10 October 2002, 11:17 AM EST

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How many times have you opened your e-mail inbox and found a similar message waiting for you?

While the message is most likely a chain letter, or another piece of junk mail you may not have interest in, forwarded e-mails can arrive with a large penalty, even if you think they were sent by a reliable source.

''Just because you get an e-mail and it says it is from someone you know, doesn't mean it is from that person,'' said Jeff Willadsen, a Local Area Network manager here. ''Hackers can change the address of who an e-mail is sent from to make it look like it's coming from someone you know, even though that's not the case.''

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