Email phishing malware attacks won’t work if a separate computer is used for just email and dubious websites. If the criminals download malware, just do a factory reset of the dedicated email computer and reload your email software. 

There are many options for email-only computers: Kindle 2019 Fire $50; Renewed Chromebooks $106; old cellphones or computers or laptops with wi-fi. This should work for individuals and families. 

Businesses, government and industries are as secure as their most careless and easily fooled employee. An external email computer makes the organization much safer.

We keep our mailboxes outside of our houses. Why not keep our email boxes outside of our computers? In 2020, American ransomware robbery totaled $350 million.

Manufacturers can easily add a simple, email computer along with the main computer into our future cyber devices.

Robert Sullivan, Oak Park

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