Most of us may have come across at least a dozen scams on the internet trying to lure us into their world. Identity thieves are out there, and ignorance to learn about few innocent mistakes can lead to their success. What we need to know is the wide range of scams that we might fall for, because what we don’t know will often hurt us. Below is a snippet of information about a bait that scammers use called ‘phishing’.
The most common form of phishing used by hackers is through emails. Every day hundreds and hundreds of emails are sent to unsuspecting users and many users believe them. Identity thieves in fact have become slick with phishing and consider it as an easy way to invade. Many security companies have invented ways to protect their systems and networks from most types of phishing, but their efforts are often thwarted by these thieves. The main issue in trying to prevent email phishing is to figure out its origination. Anyone can use any email with fake return address and hence it has become a burden for both security companies as well as users to differentiate between real and counterfeit versions. The same thing is true with other forms of phishing.
Links are also a popular way for scammers to steal people’s personal and confidential information on the internet. Here, identity thieves use URL that appears to have come from a legitimate source and is asking to click … Read More