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25Feb/16

How to Protect Your Computer Against Phishing?

Phishing is a kind of cyber crime act well-known for identity theft mainly famous among the hackers to steal the sensitive information of PC users. It can giveaway your bank account details, or credit card information through fraudulent websites, spam mails and pop-ups. But find below few tips for protecting your computer from phishing threats.

Don’t Share Sensitive Financial Details

Never reply on mails asking your confidential information like bank account, financial details and credit card info. A legal organization or your bank will never ask you such details, hence avoid replying such mails and if possible inform that to cyber crime cell to warn others. Norton users can get Norton antivirus support to remove such mails.

Use HTTPS  Secured Browser for Safe Login

When you login into your online banking account or make payment online, always make sure to access through HTTPS secured web pages. Almost all the banks provide online bank access with a HTTPS secured login on web browser for safe transaction. And never respond a link through your mail instead type URL on the browser directly.

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Don’t React against Frightening Mails

Sometimes hackers use scare tactic to encourage people to submit their financial details against deceitful messages. Phishers send treating mails like disabling of bank account, blocking of credit card and delay of service if you not update certain information. Hence, make sure to confirm with your bank to submit such details physically.

Read Privacy Policy of Website Carefully

All the authentic websites have their own privacy policy and site terms of use. You can find that at the bottom of the web page that discloses the legal processes followed by the website owner or company to use the sensitive information and financial details of site visitors. Usually under this page you will be not requested to submit your bank info.

Keep Eyeing on Regular Coming Spam Mails

If you are receiving mails regularly asking your sensitive information or bank account details, keep them watching and mark as a spam to move into junk folder. To protect your computer from phishing mails install Norton antivirus and get Norton technical support to configure spam mail filtering to delete such mails automatically from inbox.