Phishing - The Art Of Fooling Explained

phishing explained

Phishing is an attempt to trick someone to give away their own usernames and passwords. Phishing varies according to the attacker's style, but most of the phishing attacks aims to steal money. Phishing is also used to spread viruses, worms and malwares. There are many types of phishing attacks, some of the them are given below :
  • E-mail saying you have won a contest and send back your personal details(including your credit card details) to a E-mail address.
  • E-mail containing a link to unlock your bank account.
  • A service that can hack anyone's web accounts.
  • An E-mail that invites you to join a social group and  asking you to login using your username and password.
  • An E-mail saying you have to update your personal information such as username and password using a given link.

How To Avoid Phishing Attacks ?

Phishing can be avoided easily. Tips to avoid phishing attack is given below :
  • Check the link carefully before clicking.
  • Check the URL in the browser before entering username and password.
  • Check the email sender address.
  • Use URL Scanners to avoid infection.
  • Carefully open the attachments,because it may contains viruses.
  • Carefully open emails that saying "You Won The Contest".

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