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How to Protect Yourself From Phishing Emails


To protect yourself from phishing, you need to be vigilant and use multiple security measures. First of all, you need to protect your inbox from phishing emails by using your spam filter. Many email providers have filters that will automatically move any suspicious emails to your spam folder. If you get an email from a known phisher, mark it as spam and delete it. This will prevent all other emails from the source from ending up in your spam folder. In addition, you should make sure that the security software on your computer and mobile phone are always updated automatically. This can protect you from critical security threats.

Phishing emails have become increasingly sophisticated over the years. For example, in 2003, a phishing email claiming to be from PayPal succeeded in convincing people to enter their credit card details. The email warned them that their card information would expire soon, and a link to a malicious site led them to enter their passwords. Some people were caught off guard and lost their pay. You should always be extra cautious about email messages claiming to be from trusted sources.

One way to detect phishing emails is to keep an eye out for grammatical errors. The language used in phishing emails is often spelled incorrectly or misspelled. Most email clients have spell checking. If the email contains spelling errors, it is most likely not legitimate.