Today we will discuss how to avoid phishing attacks. Phishing Attacks can come in many different forms, but the end goal is to get your information. You have to be aware and pay close attention to the emails you are opening and the websites you are going to. Take a look at the link above on the picture to view a few different articles that will help you identify various phishing attacks.
One of the biggest things you can do to protect yourself from phishing is to up your defense. Setting up accounts with multi-factor authentications and updating your software will help you avoid phishing attacks. You can also install security software like anti-virus protection to help filter out and prevent attacks. Another successful solution would be to back up your data so that you have your data in the unlikely case you get attacked.
Another good habit to get into is avoiding clicking or following any links in emails you are unfamiliar with. The most prominent way hackers get your info is by making you follow a link they have set up, where they will lure you into entering your information. If you question whether something is legitimate, then you need to not click on the email and follow the link. You should only follow links if you know the person or the email comes from an official source.
Phishing attack attempts are so common anymore that everyone has probably seen one without realizing what it was. Contact us if you are worried about an email; we can help guide you.