How To Avoid Being Hacked – Part 1, Email

Hacking is common today, but it's good to know that hacking targets you especially because who you are is far less common than scatterhot hackers. In addition, you use your online data much more than take control of your computer.

Most people do not understand their computers or operating systems deeply. There is no shame on it. Nobody really understands about computers. But it makes it easier for those types that are always trying to make illegal money in a new way that they need to understand from your stuff or any device that they have purchased to use leverage on an unprotected digital niche. Furthermore, the digital world changes quickly and it is much easier for those who offer software and hardware to sell unsafe goods rather than take more time to make them very safe.

We must be aware of our conduct online, on the phone and with our purchased equipment. Some of these conscious behaviors apply to computers, tablets and phones; others are determined in a certain field.

Email – Phishing

I received an email from Apple, referring to a recent purchase and asked me to confirm it. I clicked the link and my browser went to Apple's website, but something did not seem quite right. I stopped for a moment to think: I had bought an online purchase from Apple earlier, but the email did not refer to certain items. I left the website and looked at the email. I swung the cursor over the link and certainly, it was not even called Apple in the link. This is a very common phishing email designed to allow you to access any public, but fraudulent website (like an Apple Web site that I thought I was on) and enter your credentials and then give hackers free access to your online account. And because many people use the same password and connect many of their online accounts, it can give hackers control of your digital life in a short row. This happens to people who should know better and even closer to me, who should also know better!

But how did they know I'd just bought something from Apple or in any other fraud emails – how do they know I just bought something on eBay or what banks do I have? How do they even know my email?

The short answer is – it probably does not happen. They send the same email to millions of likely email addresses – either from the list they purchased, email addresses they had collected online or just randomly generated by application ("joe@abc.com", "joe@xyz.com" joe@yourwebsite.com , "etc). It's almost free to send email and it's not a lot more cost to send millions. It's easy to add the official label that is loaded by the company page by email, and it's simply easy to create a website that In fact, you could just keep the code from the official website and change public relations with the fraudulent ones who steal your login searches. Furthermore, linking is not always what it seems to be. For example, if I say clicking here on WinAMillionBucks.com you will see that there is a site that can save you some money.

It can be informative to hover (without s mella) cursor over a particular link like the one above and see what appears. Or, if nothing appears, right-click (on a single button, [ctrl] -smell) to show the link.

The short form is the answer that is not taken as it is: DO NOT click on links via email. Enter the URL in a browser. Or copy the link, paste it into a text document and see if it's actually your bank, or Apple or eBay or where you really want to go.

Listing in Part 2: Two aspects of authentication, passwords and surrender of the form.

Source by Steve Burgess

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