Saturday, April 27, 2013

What is Phishing and How to Avoid it ?

Phishing is when some fraudulent websites try and act trustworthy to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, credit card details and sometimes, indirectly, your money.

How to Avoid it?

1. 'S' for Safety : The 's' in https stands for 'secure' so make sure any web page that is going to process you card number has 'https' in its address bar.

2. Spot the difference : Common phishing sites look exactly like the original but look for the slight alterations in their names e.g.: india.post.gov.in or indiapost.com as compared to the original www.indiapost.gov.in

3. Stay away from SPAM : Spam e-mails are designed to trick you into downloading a virus or jumping to a fraudulent website.

4. Logout : After finishing you online banking, always remember to log out before closing