10 Tips to Prevent ‘Phishing’ Attacks
Phishing is a technique that involves tricking the user in order to steal their confidential information. This might be a password, a credit card number or other personal detail and then trick you into thinking you are on a confidential website too.
Hackers have historically used emails to launch this type of attack but with the widespread use of social media networks and smartphones, Phishing scams are multiplying rapidly.
1. Learn to identify suspicious Phishing emails, if it seems too good to be true then it probably is.
2. Check the source of information is actually from the incoming mail address.
3. Never go to your bank’s website by clicking on links included in emails.
4. Enhance the security of your computer and keep it updated.
5. Enter your sensitive data into secure websites only, look for the padlock.
6. Periodically check your accounts for misuse.
7. Phishing doesn’t only pertain to online banking, stay vigilant with all accounts.
8. Phishing knows all languages.
9. Have the slightest doubt, do not risk it and seek help if unsure.
10. Check back with us frequently to read about the evolution of malware.
Lee Panchbhaya is the Managing Director of Gloucestershire based PR Geeks Digital Marketing.
PR Geeks work with partners of all type and size, helping them achieve their desired business goals, whether that be creating a branded presence online or engaging their existing customers through Social Media Management and Email Marketing Strategies.