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best way to identify a phishing site
Today i am going to share you a tutorial related to phishing. In this we cover how to check a site is a phish or not?its a simple tutorial on identification of phishing sites.

Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit details (and sometimes, indirectly,money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in a electric communication.Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, banks, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure unsuspecting public. Phishing emails may contain links to websites that are infected with malware. Phishing is typically carried out by email spoofing or instant messaging and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one. Phishing is an example of social engineering techniques used to deceive users, and exploits the poor usability of current web security technologies. Read more at wikipedia

So i am going to share Top 3 methods to identify a phishing site

PADLOCK symbol 

how to identify a phishing site
As shown above this symbol occurs mostly on Facebook, Yahoo, Gmail, google etc .To know more about padlock click on padlock symbol and get more info about the site.

 

Check URL carefully

simply use only official domains

https://www.facebook.com
https://www.gmail.com
https://www.google.com

don’t click on long url’s because they are not trustworthy and there is chance of phishing.

 

PHISH TANK

 

phishtank to check phishing

This is a website to check that the particular site or page is phished or not
just go to

http://www.phishtank.com/

>enter the URL whom you want to check & click on is it a phish.

so these are the 3 methods to check phishing sites, just follow them and be safe from phishing attacks.

>thanx for reading, hope you like it.

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