3 Tips to Prevent Phishing
Phishing scams are one of the oldest and long-lasting cyberattack methods that exist. Despite the preventive measures taken by cybersecurity agents, phishing attacks continue to grow at an alarming rate.
Lucky for you, there are certain measures you can take to save yourself from phishing attacks. Here are 3 tips you should adopt right now.
Educate yourself about the latest phishing methods
Hackers and other cyber criminals are constantly looking for new ways to generate newer and better phishing attack scams. They’re always upgrading their methods, tools, and techniques.
As people don’t stay updated on the latest techniques hackers use to attempt scams, it increases the chances of becoming a victim. Follow informative news outlets, social media platforms on this topic, and seek out an expert such as ourselves to keep your business protected.
Once a new kind of phishing attack is discovered, you’ll not only understand what it is and how you’re protected, you’ll know what it looks like and what you can do to save yourself from it.
Don’t click everything you see on the internet
Human error is the most common cause of successful phishing attacks. It means people unknowingly click or tap on suspicious links and fill in their information, which directly goes to scammers.
Always think twice before you click a suspicious link. Hover over it and read the contents of the link — does it actually read legitimate? Is it from someone you know and is it their actual email address? Does the content look normal or is it out of the norm? If not, don’t click it.
Don’t use personal information in all you do online
Modern phishing pages look similar to the actual legitimate pages. However, with a slight change that's hardly noticeable to consumers. How can you tell if it's different? Look for a link that seems not trustworthy or worded in an odd way.
If you feel something is not right with a page, never use your personal information in any form fields and/or account sections. Instead contact the support team of the company you're contacting online to find the correct website.
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