Archive for 'Phishing'

What You Can Do to Protect Others from Phishers

By reporting phishing to both volunteer and industry groups, such as PhishTank, you can help to protect others from phishers. Other anti-phishing methods have been developed, and have been included in web browsers, toolbars, and as part of web page login procedures.

Tips on Preventing Phishing

Never, ever click on a link inside an email from your bank, credit card company, or other similar institution. Instead, go directly to their website. The only exception might be when this is impossible. For example, you sometimes receive a confirmation email where you have to click a link to verify your email address or […]

"Phishing" Defined

Why the term “Phishing?” The word “phishing” is really a play on words. In English, the letters “PH” are pronounced the same as the letter “F.” So “phishing” is pronounced in the same was as “fishing.” One of the dictionary definitions of fishing is “to seek something by roundabout means.” Since phishing is an action […]

What is Spyware?

Spyware another form of malware, which does exactly what its name implies. It spies on you through the use of your computer. Twenty years ago only a subject of science fiction, it is today a hard reality. Spyware consists of a computer program that collect personal information or other data stored on your computer, and […]