How to prevent a phishing attack online


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Reports show traditional malware attacks like virus attacks are declining, but that doesn’t mean the internet is becoming safer. In fact, new malware threats such as crypto-ransomware and phishing scams are rising exponentially.

The latter are largely misunderstood in that they don’t just comprise email attacks but can take many forms, including SMS messages. These complex scams are designed to trick users into revealing banking details, account passwords, or other personal information, from which the attackers steal money or in the most severe cases, the user’s identity.

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