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Phishing Attacks And How To Prevent Them

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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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    How Unsecured is our Data Stored in Computers and Money in our Banks

How Unsecured is our Data Stored in Computers and Money in our Banks

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Nowadays most of our communications occur through the internet. While an increasingly connected world makes our lives pleasanter, it also poses great risk as we expose our personal data to cyber criminals or hackers. The hackers have devised numerous ways to steal important data which is then put to misuse. Below are six most common ways your data can be stolen.

Phishing basically is a fake email that poses as legitimate. Taking advantage of this apparent vulnerability, hackers create phishing emails by which they intend to pilfer your confidential information such as passwords, bank account numbers, etc. This type of email appears to come from seemingly known persons, your bank or your employer, thus reassuring bona fide. What’s more, these emails invariably create some emergency or panic, urging you to give away your personal details.

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