Anti-Pharming And Anti-Phishing Software
Just when you thought it was safe to go back online something new comes down the pike. Step aside phishing, there’s a new kid on the block and its called pharming.
Phishing and Pharming have the same end result, to part you with your money, but they go about it in a different way. With phishing you need to click on a link, usually within an e-mail that opens up your web browser and takes you to a official looking bogus website, so as long as you don’t click on the link your safe, not so with pharming.
What is Pharming?
Pharming redirect your web browser from the official commercial website you intended to visit and leads you to an official looking bogus website.
Even though you typed in a legitimate URL into the address bar of your web browser, website redirection schemes will take you to an official looking bogus website. When you arrive at the bogus website you will still see the legitimate URL in the address bar. Unaware that you are at a bogus website you will then enter in your username and password and the information will be sent to the scammer’s website.
What is Phishing?
Phishing is an e-mail scam used to gather personal information for purposes of identity theft, using a official looking e-mail that appears to come from a legitimate business and includes an urgent request for personal information usually invoking some critical need to update an account immediately. Clicking on a link provided in the e-mail leads you to an official looking bogus website.
Anti-Pharming and Anti-Phishing software protects you from pharming and phishing scams designed to steal personal data, such as credit card numbers, bank account numbers, social security numbers, usernames, and passwords.
Geeks Online USA can install Anti-Pharming and Anti-Phishing software that will help protect you from pharming and phishing scams in real-time using 52 automatic verification tests. In addition, it automatically provides you with valuable information such as, who owns the website receiving the information and a confirmation that the owner is a real organization.
When you see that the website receiving the information is different from the expected website or that there is a potential risk in sending information to that website you should rethink your intention to submit personal information to that website.
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Tips And Suggestions
Anti-Pharming and Anti-Phishing
Install anti-virus software to prevent web browser-redirecting viruses.
Install anti-pharming and anti-phishing software.
Install anti-spyware software to protect against known spyware.
Update your operating system to remove security vulnerabilities.
Presume that every e-mail you receive is bogus until proven otherwise.
Do not respond to e-mails asking for personal information.
Do not click on links within e-mails.
Presume that every website you visit is bogus until proven otherwise.
Do not enter personal information into a popup box.
Before providing personal information to a website, ensure that you are using a secure connection. A secure connection will start with https:// and will have an icon of a padlock at the bottom of the page in Internet Explorer.
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