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How To Avoid Phishing Websites

Computing : Online Security

If you want to be sure to avoid phishing websites, then there are two tips.

First always check the URL of the web page you go through to even if the link you click on sounds like the real thing. Many use URL obfuscation to make it look like you are clicking a legit link when it fact it re-directs to some strange address instead.

Also remember that if anything is asking for your log-in details or to re-authenticate yourself it is phishing for details.

Secondly there are now phishing checks added to things such as internet explorer 7 automatically - not sure how effective they are but it seems to check every site you visit to ensure that it's not a phishing site.

By: Fred

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