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Be suspicious of sloppy emails – they might be phishing scams

Phishing emails are designed to fool you into clicking a link or attachment. To do so, they mimic the look and feel of official corporate or government communications. You can fight back by not engaging with any email that has a long/garbled sender address or subject line, is filled with typos and odd formatting, or […]

Don’t reuse passwords. Create a unique password for every account.

Recycling the same password across accounts means that if it’s stolen even once, everything from your personal email to your Facebook could be hijacked. Plus, the most commonly reused passwords are easily guessed, such as “password” and “football.” Use a password manager to generate and securely store strong, unique passwords for each login.

How to protect against spear-phishing on social media

Phishing is becoming more common on social media. How can you keep yourself safe?

Tax refund spams are back

It’s that time of the year when people in some parts of the world are filing their tax returns, and what better time for cyber crooks to trick them into falling prey for phishing attacks via emails. India has been reported in recent malware threat reports as one of the regions with high spam activity […]