Sometimes the easiest way to get into your machine is to just ask. Phishing attacks utilize the power of social engineering to manipulate you into allowing cyber criminals to infect or infiltrate your network. These tactics are quite clever, and to combat them you need to be even more clever. Today we’re going to be going over some of the ways that phishing attacks can come about and what you can do to protect yourself. Ready to take a look?
What is phishing?
Phishing is a form of cybercrime in which the criminal tries to gain access to your login credentials or other valuable network security information under the guise of a legitimate individual. These attacks usually come in the form of an email fraught with malicious links. The email might come from a large company or simply someone you may know. It is very important that you remain vigilant about verifying the email’s sender before clicking on the links within or downloading anything to ensure that you are staying secure.
The internet is full of valuable information used in phishing attacks.
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