10 Ways to Avoid Phishing or Hacking Attacks by Erica Brewer

August 28, 2019

Hacking or phishing attacks are a real possibility for anyone who uses the internet. If you are using your credit card on websites without SSL certificate, you are especially vulnerable.  A phisher will use fake websites, email addresses or even phone calls. They will present themselves as reputable companies, and try to get personal information from you. Once they get this information, they will use it to steal from you; whether money or essential data.

It is, however, possible to protect yourself from attacks. We will share some tips on how to avoid phishing hacking attacks.

1. Only Use Secure Websites

Do not use any website that is not secure. If someone you do not know asks for personal information, using email or a login form on a website that is not secure, do not respond. 

A secure website should have a written policy telling you what the information is for.  Also, check that it has an SSL Certificate; you will know this if the site has HTTPS - the S means it is secure. Such sites will protect any data you share.

2. Understand the Privacy Policies on Websites

Even if a website has HTTPS, do not share your information carelessly. Be careful about those that sell your contact information to other parties. You never know where your data will end up. It could....

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