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Minimizing the risk of "Phising".

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A few simple rules to minimize the threat posed by phishing.

1.Try not to click on links sent by email or messaging apps and platforms. Very often, a seemingly harmless link hides a link to a website, that will want to hijack sensitive user data or install malware on your computer. The basic preventive action is to hover the cursor over the sent link (without clicking!) and check where the link leads. It's easy to get a red flag when you see a website address that has absolutely nothing to do with the message you received. Fraudsters very often create copies of websites that are confusingly similar to the originals only for you to put your sensitive data such as logins or payment card numbers in the form. If you want to visit the page from the message sent to you, do so by typing the address into the search engine, not through the link in the email.


2.Check if the website you are visiting is safe. You can recognize an encrypted, secure connection by the beginning of the HTTPS web address, and pay attention to whether there is a closed padlock icon next to the URL, which means a secure website. If these symbols are missing, do not enter any sensitive information in the forms provided, it is likely to be a phishing attempt.


3.Do not postpone performing a software update. We know that reboots can be a nuisance, but staying "up to date" with the latest versions of programs significantly reduces the risk of infecting your computer with malware.


4.Pop-ups can be a real nightmare not only hindering regular web browsing, but are also a potential source of malware. Most browsers have free add-ons that block pop-ups, but from time to time something can get through these protections. Never click on the "close" box in such a pop-up, as this will most likely allow an attack on your computer. If you want to close "Pop UP", do so using the X symbol in the upper right corner.


5.Never give out sensitive data unless absolutely necessary. You need to be 100% sure that the store you want to shop in has a secure connection and is a tested and trusted place. Firstly, remember the second point of this list, secondly, check if the company you want to use is a real company, and thirdly, if you have any doubts, try to contact this company by phone.


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