When you go to a web site or click on an email link to go to a web site you might wonder if the web site your at is REAL the web site you want to be at, or if it’s a hacker’s site posing as a legitimate web site. Maybe it is in fact a “real” web site, but the web site has been compromised.
Tech Web writes Norton Confidential, which will enter beta testing sometime this summer, will include anti-phishing blacklists and heuristic-based detectors; what Symantec calls “crimeware protection, essentially keylogger and screen-grabbing Trojan horse sniffers; additional site authentication cues; and password encryption.
The BEST solution you can implement, however, to ensure that when emails come asking you to click here and there you DO NOT click but go directly to the web site. There are a few exceptions of course. Maybe you booked a flight online and you are going to get via email a confirmation of the flight or something. If you are expecting an email and get the email – you can pretty much be sure it’s legit. But still be careful!
When you get the emails from “Paypal”, “AOL” and others saying you need to click here to reset your password or something – don’t click.
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