What is phishing and how it can be prevented?EXPLAIN

Phishing is a malicious attempt of pretending oneself as an authorized entity in electronic communication for obtaining sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, etc. through fraudulent messages and emails.

The following practices can prevent phishing:

  • Use firewalls on your networks and systems.
  • Enable robust antivirus protection that has internet security.
  • Use two-factor authentication wherever possible
  • Maintain adequate security.
  • Don’t enter sensitive information such as financial or digital transaction details on web pages that you don’t trust.
  • Keep yourself updated with the latest phishing attempts.

Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication

An example is when you get a mail with a url with a known bank name asking you to enter your account details and password (or credit card info). This method of collecting information is known as phishing

You can avoid phishing by

Check for url

Check for https

Use 2 factor authentication