Beware of phishing methods

09/10/2020 10:00:00
Beware of phishing methods

 

Phishing is a fraud type that has been used widely, even if you have a strong password. Having a secure password enables to avoid hackers and their methods such as brute force attack and dictionary attacks. These attacks can be avoided since their systems try to hack the accounts by algorithm that tries to estimate the passwords. Use password generators. However, the phishing method has a different approach. In this scam, a hacker sends an email, a text message or via a call, and tries to get your personal information. Phishing can come to your computer by spam, email or from pop-up windows.

Using a secure password can not avoid this scam since the hackers send emails pretending to coming from the websites you trust, such as your bank, or credit cart company. These emails look legitimate and like the official websites, but they are not. Even the logos are copied from the official websites. They include a link that looks like referring to the official page, but it is a scam page that was designed to steal your information. Do not click on any image, link or download something from that link otherwise, your identity can be stolen.

How to prevent phishing attacks

In order to avoid phishing attacks, you should be able to differentiate the phishing emails. Such emails, look visually very official, they copy the images, the logos, the name of an employee working in the company. Secondly, you should check the source of the mail. Your bank or credit card company will never ask for your password by mail, so such mails are phishing. If you doubt the reliability of the email, call your bank directly. Thirdly, always type the URL directly, or write in google and follow there. Do not click on the links included in such emails. They are most likely scam. Use google password generator to be safe.

Also, use a good antivirus protection to block out such kind of attacks. Using random passwords has a great importance. Use the last version of updates and web browsers. Look for ‘https://’ since a website starts with that. Regularly check your bank accounts so that you can track and interfere any unexpected processes. Phishing attacks are not only for bank accounts, but also used for other websites such as eBay, Paypal, or Facebook. Also, a phishing email can be written in a poor language, probably translated, so such mistakes should aware you.