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What is A PHISHING attack ? And how to avoid it.....


Phishing

   The act of sending an Email to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to
scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft.

   The Email directs the user to visit a Web site where they are asked to update personal information, such as
passwords and credit card, social security, and bank account numbers, that the legitimate organization already
has. The Web site, however, is Bogus and set up only to steal the User’s information.





Phishing scams could be


  Emails inviting you to join a Social Group, asking you to Login using your Username and Password.

  Email saying that Your Bank Account is locked and Sign in to Your Account to Unlock IT.

  Emails containing some Information of your Interest and asking you to Login to Your Account.


  Any Email carrying a Link to Click and asking you to Login.




Prevention against Phishing


  Read all the Email Carefully and Check if the Sender is Original

  Watch the Link Carefully before Clicking

  Always check the URL in the Browser before Signing IN to your Account


  Always Login to Your Accounts after opening the Trusted Websites, not by Clicking in any other Website or Email.

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