Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How to Protect Yourself from Email Phishing Scams


Phishing is one of the techniques used by cyber criminals to acquire confidential information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a legitimate websites, auction sites, or online payment processing sites. Phishing scam is usually carried out by sending links via email or instant message that directs users to enter details in a fake website that looks and feel like its legitimate version. Any unsuspecting user will easily fall victim for this technique of stealing identity and sensitive information. The term “phishing” may be a variant of the word “fishing” where the bad guys used baits to catch confidential information.

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