Love fishing but hate Phishing? Find out how to spot a fraudulent email quickly and easily
You’ve seen the dodgy emails in your Inbox – emails purporting to be from companies like Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, QANTAS, Australia Post, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Facebook – and the email looks so real and legitimate that it must be true. But wait! The email asks you to confirm some information that the sender should already know, like your email address, password, or other personally identifying information.
You’re being Phished.
Wikipedia definition: Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
Learn how to quickly and easily spot a fraudulent email with this handy video from the Center for Internet Security:
If you’re really keen on learning more, check out this very detailed presentation from Miguel Fra from Falcon IT Services in lovely Florida, USA: