What is phishing?

Phishing is one of the modern waysInternet fraud. This word came from English. In English, fishing means "fishing" or "fishing". In the Russian language, the direct meaning of this word did not get accustomed, but it became portable. So what is phishing and how to deal with it?

Meaning of the word

In fact, phishing - this is fishing, onlyit's not about the fish, but about the confidential data of users of the World Wide Web and especially social networks. The data obtained is used for different purposes - someone increases their own personal ratings with the help of someone else's accounts, someone uses them for self-promotion or advertising their goods. But there are also more serious and dangerous situations when attackers get data about your electronic wallets, payment cards, bank accounts, passports and much more.

How Phishing Works

The purpose of phishing distributors is to get yourdata when you enter a specific site - a social network or your bank's website. To do this, they create counterfeit sites, which, in appearance, practically do not differ from these websites. In their name, for example, only one letter can be changed and the user, without paying attention to it, enters his data on this site-blende. After that they are immediately available to scammers. With an example of such hacking, see the article How can they crack the page in "Classmates".

How not to fall for the bait

  • do not open suspicious sites;
  • Do not click on the links sent to you by mail from strangers (find out what a link is);
  • carefully check the address of the site in the address bar;
  • Do not enter your personal and passport details without justifiable necessity.

These measures will help you avoid getting hooked on scammers.



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