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Original Air Date: Mar 26, 2019



Phishing Awareness Tests


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Just about every week, we’re hearing about yet another breach and most of them become possible via the same trick - a phishing scam.

The bad guys know that they only need to trick one person in any organization to start doing their dirty work, so they’ve amped up their phishing game.

One trick we teach folks to sniff out fake messages is to hover their mouse over links in messages to see where they are actually trying to take you.

In some cases, you’ll see what’s called a smart icon, which will show you the actual destination of the link or you may have to look at the bottom of the email window for the details.

Phishing scams will often include display links that don’t match where you’ll be taken if you click, so that’s always a red flag.

It’s important to keep your guard up and taking phishing quizzes every once in a while is good way to stay sharp - here are a couple of sites to test yourself:

https://www.opendns.com/phishing-quiz

https://www.phishingbox.com/phishing-iq-test

https://www.sonicwall.com/phishing-iq-test

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