Thursday, February 5, 2009

Example of Phishing and its Prevention

What is phishing?
a
Phishing is a fraudulent attempt usually made through email to steal your personal information. The best way to protect your self from phishing is to learn how to recognize a phish. Phishing emails usually appear to come from a well-known organization and ask for your personal information such as credit card number, account number or password.
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
Examples of phishing
Internet criminals to successfully "phish" your personal information, they must get you to go from an email to a website. Phishing emails will almost always tell you to click a link that takes you to a site where your personal information is requested. Legitimate organizations would never request this information of you via email.
a
a
Examples: Phishing email / Phishing website
Approaches to Prevent Phishing Attacks There are several ways to prevent phishing attacks:
1) Educate users to understand how phishing attacks work and be alert when phishing-alike e-mails are received.
2) Use legal methods to punish phishing attackers.
3) The Web master of a legal Web site periodically scans the root DNS for suspicious sites (e.g. http://www.1cbc.com.cn/ vs. http://www.icbc.com.cn/).
4) Enhance the security of the web sites: The business Web sites such as the Web sites of banks can take new methods to guarantee the security of users’ personal information. Method to enhance the security is to use hardware devices. Before shopping in the net, users need to insert their credit card into the card reader, and input their PIN code, then the card reader will produce a onetime security password, users can perform transactions only after the right password is input
5) Block the phishing e-mails by various spam filters: Phishers generally use e-mails as ‘bait’ to allure potential victims.
6) Install online anti-phishing software in user’s computers. The anti-phishing tools can be divided into two categories: blacklist/white list based and rule-based.
• Category I: When a user visits a Web site, the anti-phishing tool searches the address of that site in a blacklist stored in the database. If the visited site is on the list, the anti-phishing tool then warns the users.
• Category II: this category of tools uses certain rules in their software, and checks the security of a Web site according to the rules.
a
a

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a very important issue as my fren met before. She got an email with the header " Congratulation!" the content of the email is about the my fren's email was elected as a lucky email, and the company would pay a large amount of USD, the only requirements is to click on the link they provide and key in your information. After doing so,they send another email to my fren to requested to bank in around RM1000 to the compnay as currency convert charges. For sure, my frne did not do so, and then she report to the polis and finally confirm that it is a criminal case.
Everyone should beware of this, it is really ridiculous!

MIT said...

oh, it is really too dramatic my dear. how could this happen on your fren? i thoght those phishing email could be filtered and catagorise in to spam?!

Anonymous said...

Malaysia & Singapore & brunei greatest on-line blogshop for wholesale & quantity korean add-ons, accessories, earstuds, locket, rings, bracelet, hair & bangle accessories.
Promotion 35 % wholesale price cut. Ship Worldwide
My website - emergency plumber

Anonymous said...

Malaysia & Singapore & brunei ideal on the internet
blogshop for wholesale & quantity korean add-ons,
earrings, earstuds, necklace, rings, hair, bracelet & bracelet accessories.
Promotion 35 % wholesale markdown. Ship Worldwide
Feel free to surf my weblog ; cérebro

Anonymous said...

Hi mates, pleasant article and nice arguments commented at this place, I am truly enjoying by these.
My page > seo

Anonymous said...

Saved as a favorite, I really like your website!


Feel free to surf to my website; wii u news

Anonymous said...

Hello, its pleasant paragraph about media print,
we all know media is a wonderful source of information.


Take a look at my site - guild wars 2 gold
My page :: cheap gw2 gold

Anonymous said...

Wonderful blog you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics
discussed in this article? I'd really love to be a part of online community where I can get advice from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thank you!

Take a look at my web site - este perfil

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! By the way, how
could we communicate?

My website - http://www.babesflick.com/video/9472/italian-wife-hardcore-anal-fuck-with.html

Anonymous said...

electronic cigarettes, ecigs, e cigarette, electronic cigarette, electronic cigarette, e cigarette