N/APosted on - 05/08/2012
Phishing attack or MITM attack
The Phishing attack or the MITM most commonly known as the man in the middle attack is a very cunning attack indeed. Here the unsuspecting user is tricked into thinking that the attacker is actually a person representing the site or company that the user is affiliated with. The best way to combat phishing attacks is to look for the clues I mentioned below
Look for the SSL or the lock icon on the right hand side of the address bar in the browser.
Do not click on the links in suspicious looking email
For any sites that you regularly visit, bookmark the link after you typed and visited the link. Use this bookmark in the future to visit that particular site.
Use anti-phishing software. Some of those include the Netcraft toolbar, or the google toolbar.
I highly recommend the Netcraft toolbar
Hope that helps