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									How To Protect Yourself From Phishing On The Internet




The Internet is regarded as the best place to do everything such as
finding entertainment, shopping, or research, there's still the danger of
anonymity. You may find yourself in another persons shoes, literally.

One example of the evils of the Internet is Phishing, which is a criminal
method of obtaining your most personal information for the benefit of the
evildoers. Some of their methods are stealing your password, credit card
details, or even your identity.

It's easy to avoid being victimized by phishing. Here are some helpful
advice on protecting yourself from these criminal activities.

Don't Give Your Personal Information To Anyone.

This is the most basic guide in avoiding phishing. This mostly applies to
e-mail, private messages on bulletin boards/social networks or chatting
with your online friends. They have identity thefts in social networking
sites in which the criminal took advantage of the identity to obtain
sensitive or personal information from other people.

If an e-mail message asks you to give your name, e-mail, password, credit
card number, address, never reply to it, even if it seems like it's
important. It might be one step to identity theft. So never, ever, give
your personal information to anyone.

Create Strong Passwords

Simple phishing is to crack passwords of accounts. The easier the
password you have on your account, the easier it will be cracked. A
combination of numbers and letters is the ideal password for those who
want their accounts to be protected.

Use Secure Online Payment Services

In shopping online, you have to determine if the payment service is
secure. This is easy since you can research about how secure the payment
service is on search engines or from friends. Remember that you will give
your credit card number and other valuable information so it's better to
have some background knowledge than none at all.

Avoiding Fake Websites

Web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Internet Explorer have
anti-phishing measures which detect fake websites. These fake websites
could lure you into giving them your personal information and use them
against you or for their own benefit. Some fake websites require you to
which automatically give them your username and password. Double check if
the URL is correct just to be sure you're in the right place.
Killing The Spam e-Mails

In most e-mails, there is a spam filter which automatically sends your
spam in a different folder to be dealt with later. Spam e-mails are very
dangerous and should be deleted immediately. The usual indication of spam
is that it entices you to look inside with the subject and is usually
from a person you don't know.

The Internet isn't the safest place in the world, even if you think
you've covered all the bases. As long as you're lurking in there, the
possibilities of crime are endless. So the key is just to be very
careful.

								
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