Why Spammers Love ZIP Files and How You Need to Stay Safe

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I suppose most folks will be getting unsolicited spam to try to get your details. I’m getting financial questions and attachments with a .zip extension. What is .zip?

The ZIP file is the spammer’s – or rather the phisher’s – best friend.

ZIP files are everywhere, and have a lot of very valid uses. Unfortunately with that ubiquity comes the potential for abuse.

And that’s exactly what spammers like to do.

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Can I ZIP My Pictures or MP3 Files to Save Space?

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Can I ZIP my pictures or MP3 files to save space?

ZIP is a very popular compression algorithm supported by many popular programs such as WinZip, 7-Zip, and recent versions of Microsoft Windows. ZIPping a file or set of files can often reduce their size significantly at the cost of needing to be unzipped before they can be used.

Note though that I said, “…often reduce their size.”

Unfortunately, “often” doesn’t mean “always.”

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