Phishing Attacks And How To Prevent Them

phishing

A phishing attack is an example of a social engineering attack where hackers deceive an individual into providing them with information or installing malware into their devices. Hackers that use social engineering attacks don’t hack into devices in the technical sense and instead target the emotions and behavior of an individual. Therefore, it is always more challenging to defend against such attacks, which could explain why phishing traces to as far back as the early 1990s and is still being used. Of course, to adequately protect yourself against such attacks, you need to understand how they are executed and the methods available to prevent them.

Defending against phishing attacks

Email phishing

Email phishing refers to sending spoofed emails with an aim to receive confidential information from the recipient. For instance, the email could claim to be from your bank, asking you to click […]

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