Detecting Phishing Sites

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 2:33 pm

There are all sorts of things you’ve got to watch out for when browsing online. Suspicious links, viruses in emails, vulgar content and phishing websites.

Phishing websites are internet web pages that mimic a real web page like Facebook or a personal banking site. They mimic them visually, copying the webpage exactly so that it looks the same as the original.

Phishing websites are set up in this way with the intention of stealing an individuals user details, such as passwords and email addresses. If a user happens to enter their log in details into a phishing website, the hackers can potentially steal these details and use them to fraudulently gain access to that users account.

There are other types of phishing techniques that hackers employ, including sending fake emails to people. Again these are sent out in the form of an email from a real company or website, such as a bank, with the intention of gaining that users personal information.

 

 

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