Author Topic: IDG Contributor Network: 7 steps to avoid getting hooked by phishing scams  (Read 18 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Scarlett

  • Updates Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 22996
IDG Contributor Network: 7 steps to avoid getting hooked by phishing scams
11 April 2017, 5:24 pm



High-profile hacking attacks might dominate the headlines, but one of the biggest risks to your security isn’t software vulnerabilities or malware—it’s phishing attacks. There were more than 1.2 million phishing attacks last year alone, up 65 percent over 2015, according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).

+ Also on Network World: 25% to 30% of users struggle with identifying phishing threats, study says +

Phishing attacks usually come in the form of a fake email that appears to be from a legitimate source, such as your bank, employer or a website you use frequently. The idea is to get you to hand over the keys to your accounts by prompting you to type your login details and password into a fake website front. Victims click the link in an email and get taken to a website that looks just like the real thing, but in reality, it has been created to steal information.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here



Source: Network World Security

>> To obtain the full NetworkWorld Security article, click the link in the first post line <<

 


Except where otherwise stated, all content, graphics, banners and images included © 2006 - 2018 Smokey Services™ -- All rights reserved
Design board graphics, banners and images by DSTM & PseFrank

This site does not store profiling-, tracking-, third-party and/or any other non-essential cookie(s) on client computers and is fully compliant with the EU ePrivacy Directive
Smokey's does not use any Web Analytics/Analysis Service, and also does not use any browser fingerprinting techniques



Smokey's also provides free fully qualified Log / Malware Analysis & Removal Help and System Health Checks