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How to recognise suspicious websites

By: Adenosine (M) |Time : September 22, 2016, 03:06:25 AM
There are several ways criminals will try to obtain sensitive information on the web, such as your credit card, or bank account information. Most tactics start with fraudulent emails or websites. In addition to safeguarding your computer, these are things you can watch for to avoid becoming a phishing victim, according to http://www.bangor.com.

Look closely at the website address before providing any information or logging in. If the address looks odd or unfamiliar, close your web browser. Best practice for visiting any financial website is to type the URL into the browser manually.

Suspicious content that attempts to scare you into providing login and account information, or is full of misspellings and poor grammar, can be an indication you are on a phishing site.

When you visit a secure site, the address will start with https:// and you will see a Secure Sockets Layer lock icon in the address bar, indicating the site has a secure certificate. If any of these indicators is missing, or the secure certificate is invalid, do not enter any data.

If you receive an email that is not from a person you know or a company you have a relationship with, do not open it.

When in doubt, never click on a link in an unsolicited or suspicious email. If the email requests that you click a link or demands a reply to verify account information, you could be the target of a phishing attempt.

Always carefully evaluate an email before opening or downloading any attachments.
If an email looks suspicious or too good to be true, it probably is. Be cautious of any communication with poor grammar and spelling, requesting personal information, telling you there is a problem with your account, or offering you money or free products for little or no effort on your part.

Consider disabling the preview pane. Some types of malware can download to your computer when the email displays. By disabling the preview pane, you can evaluate whether or not the email is from a trusted source before allowing it to display.

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Re: How to recognise suspicious websites

By: Adenosine (M) |Time : September 22, 2016, 03:08:17 AM
Watch out for those malicious website and be alert at any time before entering vital informations like your accounts details.

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