How to defend Against phishing attacks and more

 

What better way to discuss phishing than an infographic?

First: consider the From: field in an email

In most emails they make sense – like  an email that comes from Netflix should say abc@netflix.com  not tello.com

The from field is very important clue as to whether this is spam or phishing email or not.

Second: read the text twice, and note spelling, grammar mistakes.  does not seem right? It is spam or phishing email.

Third: Is there an attachment? That is always a problem because one can see if there is malware, (using virustotal.com) but it is timeconsuming and dangerous. so unless you absolutely know the person sending you the attachment I would not click on it no matter what (unfamiliar email? do not click).

Fourth:  Do not click on shady links – especially short links, you can unpack a short link  https://urlex.org/ 

Fifth:  always have a backup available just in case things go wrong.   make sure to have a backup that is offline? I.e. not on the system.

 

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