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| Protect Against Phishing Attacks
By Cynthia Kirkeby
Jan 29, 2009, 15:11
Phishing is a sneaky email scam that masquerades a phony site for an established one.. They use it as a bait and switch technique, you think you are clicking on a link to your bank or other membership company and instead you are directed to a duplicate website. The biggest danger in this, of course, is that they then prompt you to input your username and password on the phoney site, where they collect it.
GMail by Google has a built-in report feature for when you come across phishing sites. You click a button on your email and it disappears into Google's thought banks, where they apparently add it to their lists of bad things that must be corraled... never, or almost never to be heard from again.
There are also programs that detect and alert you when you come across phishing sites. This can save your sensitive data. We've included a write up on such a program below.
Try a FREE scan of your computer and see if it finds anything that shouldn't be there.
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