Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Jul 13, 2016
Sniffing Out Phishing Scams
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Phishing scams are behind many of the major breaches you hear about these days because cyber theives need only to compromise one computer on a secured network to execute their malicious activities.
The sophistication of today’s phishing scams can fool even the most tech savvy amongst us, so remembering to use the hover trick can help sniff them out.
Whenever you see a link is included, simply hover the mouse over the link to see where it’s trying to take you.
Sometimes the destination address may not pop up, so make sure to look at the bottom left corner of the program you’re in to see the actual link address appears there.
Any time the displayed link doesn’t match the hover results, you should consider it to be a phishing scam.
If you want to improve your phishing scam detection skills, there’s a phishing quiz site that will determine if you can detect a phishing scam from a legitimate message.
I’ve posted the link at DataDoctors.com/radio