It is no secret to anyone that phishing, ransomware, spyware and other threats keeps getting more and more advanced, in the hunt for unprotected personal data.
Phishing is a way to get unsuspecting users to share their login information from different accounts when using their workstation, email account, private banking and such. Phishing is not an uncommon phenomenon, which is why phishing attracts a lot of attention from the online security industry. This in return forces shady companies to get increasingly more creative in how they try to swindle users.
Last summer a new type of phishing was discovered. Here they user was mailed with an “important” document, and was then asked to go to an external site to gain access. When visiting the site, an unreadable document would be presented in the background alongside a popup, asking for a login and password. Many users would the procced to give their login/password thinking the site was real.
In return, they users actually gave the persons behind the fraud their login information.
Phishing relies on users being too busy or unware of they are being scammed. This is why it is essential that you always take extra care and time, when typing your secure information when logging in to a secure site or account. If you feel, suspicious, and unsure whether you can trust the site or not, we strongly recommend that you leave the site/login screen immediately without typing your information.
Remember to also keep an updated and properly working security software installed on your computer. Phishing is only one of many ways shady persons or companies are trying to get access to your personal information. In many cases a working antispyware or -antivirus program can detect possible threats to your online safety.
Anti Explorator is specifically designed to locate, identify and remove files that could pose a threat to your online security. You can download and try the newest version of Anti Explorator free here.
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