Understanding Phishing Scams in Computer Security
If there is one the form of security threats that some of us have fallen for, it is phishing scam.
Phishing occurs when you receive an email that you thought are from authentic source but such emails are cloned so that users can be deceived into believing what is not At times some have revealed confidential information to hackers not knowing they have fallen for the trick of hackers.
You should note that social networking sites contain user’s information like email addresses, archived messages among others.
The information can be used to customise email messages or take websites designed such that the victim disclose usernames, passwords, credit card numbers among others.
Here is an example…
Dear Facebook user,
In an effort to make your online experience safer and more enjoyable, Facebook will be implementing a new login system that will affect all Facebook users. These changes will offer new features account security.
Before you are able to use the new login system, you will be required to update your account.
Click here to update your account online account now.
If you have any questions, reference our new user guide
The Facebook Team.
If a user clicks on the update button, he/she is redirected to a Facebook look-alike phishing site.
Users are then asked to enter a password to complete the update procedure.
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