Phishing Websites And How To Identify ThemRodi KILIÇ
Phishing Websites And How To Identify Them – Phishing is quite common. One of the blogs we had written before covered how email users could face bad consequences with the click of a downloading/opening of attachments or websites sent by phishers. In 2020, phishing attacks rose even more than it did the year before in 2019, where the attacks inclined by an immense percentage of 400 (%). This blog will cover a different type of phishing attack which will be disguised as websites.
1) Criminals Always Attack With New Tactics
Phishers like to break down their process. They’d often build and include fake websites in their phishing emails, with the aim of having people leak valuable personal information to the phishers, who have scammed millions of people over time.
2) What Are Phishing Scenarios
- Opening a phishing email
- Clicking a suspicious ad
- Accessing a fake login page
- Engaging in social media
3) How To Avoid Phishing Scams and Phishing Websites
The scenarios listed above are related to true attack stories that happened in real life. There are a few key tips to help you avoid these scams. Some of them are:
- Inspect the URL for the link before opening it. Fake links and emails contain unnecessary words and domains.
- Recognize the sender of the link. Is the source of the email known to you?
- Don’t enter any credentials and re-examine the URL.
- Look for a Trust Seal on the page, helps reassure that the website isn’t a fraudulent one.
- Look for SSL/TLS certificates in the address bar (supposed to be in green bars).
Knowledge about phishing attacks will help prevent them. If people are taught how to identify phishing emails and not fall for the scams, the chance of phishing attacks rising gets slimmer.
4) Having A Protected Email Security
In order to protect mailboxes against cyber attacks, different techniques are used to provide email security. Keepnet’s Email Security products provide multi-layered protection. It involves various procedures which are frequently used to stop phishing attacks. Email security can be compromised via many elements, the main 4 being:
- Email body
- Added attachments
- URLs found in the email
- Sender’s email address
To prevent cyber-attackers from viewing sensitive information from email content, it is important to use automated email encryption, incident response tools and training employees on the safe use of email.
5) The Best Tools To Use
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Author: Rodi Kilic