What is Phishing?
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HostingXtreme on 2011-10-15. Comments Off on What is Phishing?
Phishing is a fraudulent attempt, usually made through email, to steal your
personal information. The best way to protect yourself from phishing is to learn
how to recognise a phishing site.
- Phishing sites often try to scare you into submitting your username and password. A real site will never force you or scare you into doing anything in a hurry.
- While URL’s look correct in an email, phishing sites often use false URL’s. Be sure to check the address bar of your Web browser. Eg: “https:[email protected] instead of “https://www.bizycash.com”
- If you look closely, you may spot misspellings that indicate the site is fraudulent. Eg: Instead of “Information”- “Infomation” is written.
- When you visit a secure page, the beginning of the URL in your Web browser changes from https:// to https://.
- You should see a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) lock icon in the address bar for a real site.
- The green address bar is a perfect way to identify the genuine Web site.