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7 steps to stop phishing attacks from stealing your personal details

April 23, 2021

gearbrain

Phishing is a method of attack that can catch even the most careful of people. Pronounced like the sport, phishing works much the same way — dropping a lure into typically an email or text and then hoping someone bites.

The lure may be an email claiming to be from LinkedIn, with a link asking someone to log in with a name and password — and then steal that information. Or it could be pretending to be from their bank, stating they need to restore their account — and taken to a fake page which steals their details.

You may even encounter a fake app that is also phishing for details, as one iOS app called Setup for Amazon Alexa tried to do back in 2018. After downloading the app, it tried to get people to enter the IP address of their device and its serial number.