O Avoid Being a Victim of Phishing

As with many other risks, phishing can be mitigated with technology only to a certain degree. After that it's user-dependent. Modern antivirus solutions or mailing programs include an antiphishing filter, which checks for links in the email in a database of known phishing sites, IPs, and domains. Additionally, it can check to see if the links on the page go to the same domain as the sender's.

You must always follow the golden rule: Never click on a link received in an email, even if you know the source. The best option is to use bookmarks if you know the page, i.e., a banking site; or you can copy and paste the text into the browser.

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