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Don’t Feed the Phish: How to Keep Companies and Individuals Safe from Phishing Attempts

Posted by Allen Holman

Whether at home, at work or on the go, 21st century technology allows us to be “connected” to the web at all times. Answering emails, checking social media and browsing the internet on an hourly basis have become common in today’s world, and the span of technology only continues to increase. However, with this high-tech era comes phishing: a new and common gateway for criminals and hackers to steal private information. Phishing is a way that criminals attempt to obtain access or sensitive data such as usernames, passwords and credit card details through a disguised email acting as an invoice, bank statement or password reset notification. Phishing can occur through almost any communication medium, including automated phone calls, social media and email, and can happen anywhere you can be enticed to click on a link, open a document or disclose sensitive information.

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Topics: phishing, cybersecurity, email, technology