Explain phishing. How to prevent it?

In phishing, an attacker impersonates a trustworthy entity (a real person or organization) in order to gain sensitive information from the victim. It is accomplished by any type of user contacts, such as requesting that the victim click on a malicious link and download a dangerous file in order to get private information such as credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, and network credentials.

Some of the techniques to avoid phishing are as follows:

  • Set up firewalls.
  • Passwords should be changed regularly.
  • Unknown sites should not be clicked on or downloaded from.
  • Anti-phishing software is available for free.
  • Don’t give out personal information on a site that isn’t safe or that you aren’t familiar with.