How To Avoid Being Phished

As with keeping your computer healthy, the keys are awareness and prevention, and it really is quite simple.

Just follow these steps:

  1. Protect your computer against malware, to help limit your exposure if you get phished.
  2. Use an up-to-date internet browser that includes anti-phishing functions - it's never perfect, but you'll get an extra layer of protection.
  3. Use a spam filter for your email - a large proportion of phishing attempts are delivered through spam email.
  4. Be skeptical - if an email or webpage offer sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
  5. Be vigilant - the organizations you trust (banks, governments, institutions) will not ask you to confirm your personal or private data through email.

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