Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tips to avoid Phishing scams

Now the main problem in modern world is hacking(phishing) of another person’s personal information. Whether it is cyber attacks on Google, the stealing of secure token information from RSA Security or the hack of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the attackers got their personal information by clicking a link in an e-mail message by user. After that, the users might have entered key information on a fake form or unknowingly downloaded malware that turned over their computers into attacker’s control. Malware mavens are simple method for hacking another one’s personal information. By using this method attacker’s make employee to fall into their phishing tactic.
There are some methods to avoid getting caught in phishing.
Organizations such as and Anti-Phishing Working Group offer sound information for protecting your systems and information, along with updates of present scams. For instance APWG reports that a new round of phishing e-mails claim to be from US-CERT. The instruction includes keeping browsers and antivirus software’s up to date, using a firewall, and installing an anti-phishing toolbar that matches a link you are clicking against known phishing sites. APWG says that the newer versions of Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2 have such toolbar and EarthLink offers its Scam Blocker for free. But this software protection is part of the protection. The spammers have the social engineering as biggest weapon, so users have to strengthen their personal defenses.

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