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Top 7 measures for preventing phishing attacks

by Patricia Onorato Antivirus Software

The number of phishing attacks is increasing day by day. Today almost every person can be a potential target of scammers. Phishing can be defined as a technique where the criminal tricks the user for stealing funds, passwords, or confidential information. There are various types of phishing attacks used by impersonates for stealing the data. Here are the common phishing techniques you should be aware of:

  • Deceptive Phishing
  • Spear Phishing
  • CEO Fraud
  • Vishing or Voice Phishing
  • Smishing
  • Pharming

Top measures for preventing phishing attacks

Update your knowledge about all phishing techniques

The best and most reliable way of preventing phishing techniques is by getting informed about the new phishing techniques. You should always keep an eye on your e-banking activities.

Think twice before you click

Clicking on sites you trust is fine. But if you get any random message or email from then think carefully before you click on it. If you have received an email from your bank then firstly check the email address carefully. Scammers create fake accounts that look similar to the legitimate one by making small changes. Check the email address and then think whether you want to proceed or not. Your bank never asks for any personal details. Do not provide share your banking details and password on email or phone call.

Use anti-phishing software

Today many internet browsers are providing anti-phishing toolbars for keeping its users safe for scammers. But you should also install software that can provide security from phishing threats. Norton Com/Setup antivirus offers an anti-phishing tool that runs a quick check on the sites before loading it. If the site seems malicious then the tool alerts the user for preventing phishing scams.

Verify the site security

While dealing with banking and confidential data, you should always verify your site. Before you submit your data on any website; check whether the website is safe or not. Check for the https in the URL (or lock sign) and then enter your data. You should never fill your data on an unsecured website. You should not download any suspicious files from the unknown email. Never believe in websites which are offering you low-cost products. Check the reviews and ratings before purchasing from any website.

Check your bank account activities regularly

If you don't keep an eye on your account regularly then you may be credited are debiting at somewhere else. You should check the banking apps like PayPal regularly. You should also get the monthly statement of your financial account from your bank.

Always use an updated browser

Outdated software and browsers can create loopholes on your security. You should always update your browsers and software so every loophole gets fixed before you face any kind of issue.

Use personal firewall

Today almost every device provides an inbuilt firewall that monitors the incoming traffic on your network. But monitoring one-sided traffic is not enough. You should personal firewall that can monitor both incoming and outgoing traffic for assuring that no transaction is taking place without your knowledge. Antivirus offers a high-quality firewall that provides an extra layer of security to your network.

You should also beware of fake pop-ups and advertisements. The basic and most effective way of preventing phishing attacks is by not giving your personal information to anybody!

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About Patricia Onorato Freshman   Antivirus Software

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Joined APSense since, December 16th, 2019, From New York, United States.

Created on Feb 3rd 2020 04:30. Viewed 205 times.

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