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Risks of using email as a communication tool.

Risks of using email as a communication tool. As the country transitions from traditional to digital modes of communication, as envisioned by President William Ruto, there is a need for online scammers to be protected.

President Ruto stated during a four-day retreat at Nanyuki’s Fairmount Mount Kenya Safari Club that sending a letter takes longer than sending an email.

The president stated that his Cabinet will soon digitize all of its operations.

“The email arrives instant, the letter tells us we have to get a messenger and another motorbike and another messenger on the other side, a receptionist on the other side, and all manner of bureaucracy. “I believe it is past time for Kenyans to be compensated for the resources they have placed at our disposal to run their affairs,” President Ruto stated.

However, there are risks to using email as a mode of communication. Here are a few of these threats.


As the country transitions to digital, people must be aware that online scammers may hold their personal documents hostage. This may force them to pay a ransom to scammers to have their documents released.

2.Human error

Humans, like emails, make mistakes, as the adage goes. If one is not cautious, one may be duped into sending sensitive data to the wrong people. Email users should exercise extreme caution to avoid making such errors.


Have you ever received an email that appeared to be from a friend or colleague but was actually from a scammer? Online scammers may impersonate the other person and send you emails threatening you with a sensitive document containing information about you. You may be forced to pay a ransom as a result of this. There is always a strong need to double-check email sources before rushing to replay.

4.Spam emails –

Spam emails may contain malware designed to steal personal information. Once cybercriminals obtain a person’s personal information, they can use it to demand a ransom. To filter out spam emails, similar to other types of unwanted emails, systems will need to be put in place. Most modern inboxes are configured to automatically route spam emails to your ‘junk’ folder. However, some people frequently slip through the cracks.


Borne viruses are one of the most common email threats. Most cybercriminals employ such viruses to target individuals. The goal of this attack is usually to gain access to valuable information such as passwords and bank account information using keyloggers, causing damage and disruption to your computer, or installing malicious software to gain access to the system[.