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How to avoid being a phishing victim

Phishing is a type of cyberattack where criminals try to trick you into revealing personal information or clicking on malicious links. Phishing emails often look like they’re from a legitimate company, such as your bank or credit card company. But they’re actually designed to steal your information or infect your device with malware. Here are […]

Implement email filtering rules to automatically categorize and prioritize incoming messages

The main objective of email filtering is a reduction in phishing risk. By analyzing sender information, content and attachments, these filters identify suspicious emails and arrange them into categories relative to their nature. You can set up email filtering rules either by using the built-in features of your email provider or by utilizing a dedicated […]

Use a hardware security key for two-factor authentication (2FA)

Leveraging a hardware security key for 2FA adds an additional layer of security, making it considerably more difficult for cybercriminals to gain access — even if they have your password. Specifically, such measures facilitate strong authentication, protection from phishing, offline protection and a streamlined authentication process, among other benefits.

Big “Download” buttons: A red flag for online scams

You’ve probably seen them before: large, colorful buttons on websites that say “Download” or something similar. But beware! These buttons are often ads (or worse) in disguise. Legitimate software vendors will not make you download their software this way. If you need to download software, always go to the official website of the vendor or […]

Conduct regular phishing awareness training

Phishing is one of the most common cyber threats, with the number of phishing-related daily emails reaching millions. Speaking to business owners and managers, consider implementing routine phishing awareness training for employees, focusing on simulated phishing exercises to let employees know how to recognize and report phishing attempts. Given that employees are common targets for […]

Chrome’s phishing extensions help guard against scams

Phishing is a type of online scam designed to get you to reveal personal information such as credit card numbers and passwords. Chrome’s PhishDetector detects phishing attacks on online banking websites. Similarly, PhishTector identifies phishing emails in Gmail.