What Makes OneDrive Live Links More Efficient Than Using Email Attachments?
REDUCTION IN STORAGE NEEDS
One of the major advantages that make OneDrive Live Links far more efficient than using email attachments deals with email size limits. We’ve all been there – ready to share an attachment, only to find out it is over the email size limit. It is a frustrating experience and had often forced users to use third-party file-share programs like Dropbox. OneDrive Live Links, however, eliminate this problem by allowing users to share files of any size without having to worry about email size limits.
OneDrive Live Links offer enhanced security features such as password protection and access control, which traditional email attachments lack. This means that users can share files and folders securely with others, without having to worry about unauthorized access.
OneDrive Live Links always point to the most up-to-date version of a file or folder, ensuring that everyone who accesses the link has the latest version of the file. With traditional email attachments, users may accidentally work on outdated versions of files, leading to confusion and errors.
What Makes Email Attachments Risky?
It may seem like second nature to open attachments, but before you do you should consider the ramifications. The modern reality is that Email attachments pose a number of significant threats and are a vector of attack for bad actors. In fact, new research shows that nearly half of all HTML email attachments are malicious – a frightening statistic.
Email attachments can pose a security risk for several reasons, the first being Malware such as viruses, spyware, or ransomware, which can infect a user’s device and compromise security. As many have unfortunately experienced, Malware can be cleverly disguised in attachments that appear to be harmless, such as PDF files or Word documents.
Bad actors also often use email attachments as a way to launch phishing attacks. Phishing emails can appear to be legitimate and often include attachments that appear to be important or urgent.
Finally, email attachments can be the source of data breaches if they contain sensitive or confidential information, that is sent to the wrong person or is intercepted by an unauthorized third party. This can result in serious consequences, such as identity theft or loss of intellectual property.