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Tekno & Sains · 5 Jun 2023 18:49 WIB ·

Phishing Attacks: How to Avoid Falling for Them

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Sumber Foto: – Phishing is a type of social engineering attack where the attacker sends fraudulent emails, text messages, or other communications that appear to be from a legitimate source.

The objective is to convince the recipient to click on a malicious link or reveal sensitive information, such as login credentials or credit card numbers.

Phishing attacks are often successful because they exploit human nature. People are often more likely to trust emails or messages that appear to be from a familiar source, such as their bank or credit card company.

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Additionally, phishing emails often contain urgent or threatening messages that pressure the recipient to act quickly.

To protect yourself from phishing attacks, it is important to be aware of the signs of a phishing scam. Here are some tips:

Do not click on URLs in messages or emails sent by unknown senders. If you are unsure whether an email or message is legitimate, you can hover your mouse over the link to see the actual destination.

If the link doesn’t go to the website you expect, it is likely a phishing scam.

Never provide sensitive information, such as login credentials or credit card numbers, in response to an email or message from an unknown sender.

If you need to provide this type of information, always go directly to the website of the company or organization in question.

Be suspicious of emails or messages that contain urgent or threatening messages. Phishing emails often use these tactics to pressure the recipient into acting quickly.

If you receive an email or message that contains this type of language, it is best to ignore it.

Be careful what you click on. Before clicking on a link in an email or message, make sure you know where it will take you.

Be aware of the latest scams. Consistently, phishing fraudsters devise new methods to defraud victims.

Stay up-to-date on the latest scams by reading security blogs and articles.

By adhering to these guidelines, you can protect yourself against online threats.**

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