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Phishing emails: How to protect yourself

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Be on the alert for phishing scams that aim to hook your personal information

You have probably heard about phishing scams – fraudulent emails designed to rob you of sensitive data. Because phishing is one of the most widespread forms of cybercrime, it’s important to learn how to recognize these scams so you don’t get caught in the net. more
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Beware of online romance scams!

Nowadays it’s common for romance to blossom online, with almost one-third of US adults having used a dating website or app. Unfortunately for all the lonely hearts out there, there are also lots of scammers online looking for money rather than love.
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Is it true love or an online scam? Learn the signs of a romance scammer.
Romance scams, which often take the form of catfishing, are online dating hoaxes that target unsuspecting singles. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself. more
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Black Friday: mail.com provides more protection against phishing with DMARC security standard

The email provider mail.com is now using the international security standard DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance). This improves the protection of its users against fraud emails with forged sender addresses. more
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What is typosquatting?

Fraudulent websites are a common example of a cybersecurity risk. Cybercriminals mimic the sites of trusted businesses to phish for visitors’ personal data or spread malware. One tool in their arsenal is typosquatting, where they buy domain names that are intentional misspellings of popular websites.
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Typosquatting turns simple typos into a tool for cybercrime
But how can a simple typo leave you vulnerable to online scams? more
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What is spear phishing? Can you prevent it?

Phishing scams – where you receive fraudulent messages pretending to be from a trusted sender designed to trick you into revealing personal data – have unfortunately become widespread and the criminals behind them have refined their techniques. For example, there are phishing phone calls (called “vishing” for voice-phishing) and phishing text messages (“smishing” for SMS-phishing).
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Protect yourself against scammers who are phishing for your password
And there is “spear phishing,” a specific form of email phishing that targets individual users. more
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