N/APosted on - 06/08/2012
Recent news has it that there are potential cyber-attacks to Gmail accounts. It could very well be the same for all other online accounts as the web is clearly open for phishing, malware, virus attacks and the like. Users are advised to be extra careful about the URL they are trying to log in to and ensure that they are not logging in to fake sign-in pages and to create unique passwords.
How do we make sure we are logging in to the correct sign-in page?
Gmail accounts unsafe threatened by cyber-attacks
Here are some of the things you can do to prevent a phishing attack:
Make sure that your antivirus is always up to date.
Install anti-spyware programs on your computer.
Do not click on URL that is included in the email message especially if you are not really sure that it is legitimate. Phishing emails are usually addressed from a financial institution or any other company that are dealing with money. If you want to check on the URL, you can manually type it in your address bar, but DO NOT ever click on it
Do not enter any personal information such as bank account, password, social security number on a pop-up window.
Anti-Spam programs can also help minimize phishing attacks. Most of the attacks comes in the form of spam.
Make sure that your address bar is showing “https://” and not “http://” and that there is a lock icon on the bottom right of your browser