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Windows 7: 10 tips for spotting a phishing email

14 Feb 2014   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
10 tips for spotting a phishing email

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Every day countless phishing emails are sent to unsuspecting victims all over the world. While some of these messages are so outlandish that they are obvious frauds, others can be a bit more convincing. So how do you tell the difference between a phishing message and a legitimate message? Unfortunately, there is no one single technique that works in every situation, but there are a number of different things that you can look for. This article lists ten.
10 tips for spotting a phishing email - TechRepublic


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14 Feb 2014   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Excellent advice. Thanks for sharing!
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14 Feb 2014   #3
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.2 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM
 
 
I hate tinyURL

The point about URLs is why I hate tinyURL.

When I was working as a trainer, I told people to check any URLs in an email against the URL pop up tip that browsers provide at the bottom of the screen.
If they don't match, there is a problem.

Of course some "geniuses" then started using tinyURLs instead of full length URLs.
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