Saturday, January 01, 2005

Hackers go Phishing for Online Bankers

That email from your bank may be more than a friendly enquiry. It could be the hook of a Phisher, the new breed of Internet fraudster intent on stealing money by tricking customers into divulging online account details.
Online behaviour determines your level of security. Pointers on staying safe online:
  • Do not click on links that you dont know.
  • Don't open attachments.
  • Keep your computer virus and spyware software updated and scan your system regularly.
  • Never give your information to any site that requests it (Your bank has all your information and does not need it from you again). Call your bank to confirm that the email you just got is authentic.
  • Avoid using public computers for financial transactions or other sensitive online usage because you never know what is installed on the computer (viruses and keyloggers can steal your information).

Tiger direct has a USB secure browser thumbdrive that can be used to browse securely. Online fraud is the number one rising crime so be careful.


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