Internet Security question: How to protect against "Phishing" ?

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Internet Security question: How to protect against "Phishing" ?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:24 pm

To all here who are internet security saavy, I have a very important question. I have been reading, and been warned about the dangers of hackers who make "phishing" sites, like fake Amazon.com, Ebay, and other pages that look like the real thing, so you can sign in and they get your passwords and info.

What are some good ways of identifying these and making sure one does not enter password and other personal details into such sites?

Example: Would they always show up as an email requesting your information, or, can they also set up a fake website that looks like the real website, when you log in from a browser? And if this, what to do to make sure you don't fall for it?

Here is one link I found on this topic:

https://safety.yahoo.com/Security/PHISHING-SITE.html

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Re: Internet Security question: How to protect against "Phishing" ?

Postby Studey » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:34 am

They are nearly always accessed via email link, so don't log in to any page from your email, do it from the browser.

Why don't you do a google search for "avoiding phishing schemes" and learn about this?

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Re: Internet Security question: How to protect against "Phishing" ?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:05 pm

Thank you. Well, I like to communicate directly with people who are aware and knowledgeable about these sorts of things, as well as learning from website tutorials. Thank you.

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Re: Internet Security question: How to protect against "Phishing" ?

Postby hendersonrobert » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:45 am

If a website you wat to login is pretty well known, like amazon or spyderco, you can google it's name. If you entered the name correctly, the first link that google show you would be a valid official website.
Try to avoid clicking on links that been sent to you. Before clicking on a link check where it leads by hovering mouse over it and reading a website's URL.
It's pretty obvious measures though, i'm feeling like the captain obvious now :)

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Re: Internet Security question: How to protect against "Phishing" ?

Postby hendersonrobert » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:48 am

You can also install a browser extension that warns you if you are visiting a suspicious website. Antivirus software which i'm currently using includes such extension.

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Re: Internet Security question: How to protect against "Phishing" ?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:22 pm

Thank you Henderson Robert, that is very helpful.

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Re: Internet Security question: How to protect against "Phishing" ?

Postby The Deacon » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:51 am

One thing to do is avoid sites like this:
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Re: Internet Security question: How to protect against "Phishing" ?

Postby defenestrate » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:33 am

Don't ever click on anything from an unverified source, be it email, instant message, or a website. If you don't know who the link is from, try to verify it before you open it. Also, never give out personally identifiable information unless you know exactly to whom and why you are giving it (like setting up a bank account, government-registered services, required employment forms, background checks, credit reports, etc. *none* of which will solicit this information randomly).

There are examples like what Paul posted all over the internet - to quote Robert DeNiro's character in Ronin "if there's any doubt, there's no doubt".


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