How to prevent from being phished

18.5.11

Phishing is a way of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords (logins) and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

TL:DR, Fake page to make you give the bad guys your logins.

Targeted sites mostly are online banks, emails, facebook and filehosting premium accounts.

How to detect a phishing page:




Be cautious of short URL sites like tinyurl and bit.ly because it's one way to hide the real URL from you.

Therefore, watch where you click and your login details will be safe.

20 comments:

Buzbee said...

nice little article

fulano tal said...

awesome tip dude :D

Kyle said...

Very handy.

Javitronic said...

THANKS MAN :D

Alexis said...

Excellent tips, thanks for this. Not stuff that everyone knows.

Daily Tips! said...

Thank you for the tips, and also you should add the HTPPS tip =) for those who don't know.

Thank you again! Take care, following!

carlesb said...

nice guide! good tips

FrostyC said...

Everytime I see a phishing page, I lol when I look in the URL bar. Some people are good at it though. I got an email saying they caught me trying to sell my world of warcraft account. (I don't have one - lol) The URL was: us.battle.net.worldofwarcraft.account-verify.com/account-confirm.php or something similar. I lol so hard. But nice tips for the people who don't know about this.

Geoffrey said...

I've often wondered how I get caught. Thanks!

Esmeraldo Petrarca said...

I think this is gonna be useful, thanks

Squixel said...

thnx for the tips, appreciated

timbz said...

THANKS.....

Buzbee said...

Still have yet to be phished

Triper said...

For me it's very good tips, thanks for advices.

paulz said...

Good tips!

Marc said...

Thanks for the tip!

Jessie said...

Thanks for the advice. Very handy. :)

killing.bullet said...

Nice advice, thank you

Richard said...

I have this tip for years now and it has served me well.

1ockedand1oaded said...

Good advice! Isn't there a way of previewing tinyurls (i think if you put preview infront of the url you can see the acutal site. eg: preview.tinyurl.com) not sure what the protos. for bit.ly are though.

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