The Take Of Semalt On Protection From Scams
With emerging trends being experienced in the technological department, hackers and attackers have also taken their malicious manipulation to another level. Hackers break computer end users security programs such as firewalls with a sole aim of getting access to sensitive information such as account passwords and credit card logins. In most cases, hackers take full control of browsers, where they redirect end-users to a malicious site.
The importance of website security can not be fully emphasized when it comes to digital marketing. Clicking pop-ups and clicks pose internet users to a position of being hacked. Nowadays, hackers are mostly using spam emails to retrieve information from your computer silently, without your knowledge. Clicking spam emails and clicks enable malicious attackers to break your firewall and security programs, rendering you vulnerable to attacks.
Receiving an email from a reputable company logo does not mean the email is legit. Clicking the received scam messages empowers hackers to retrieve valuable information from your computer, mostly the bank details.
Ryan Johnson, the Senior Sales Manager of Semalt, elaborates on the tactics, used by attackers to make you disclose your confidential information, and ways to avoid them.
- Sending software updates messages, followed by links to install available updates online. In this case, the link provided contains malicious threats that affect your computer security programs.
- Sending pop-ups that imply your online account will be closed unless you enter your username and password in real time. In the long-run, hackers get access to your login information.
- Sending messages implying that your account status has been changed. In this case, hackers send you a scam link that redirects you to a malicious website when trying to change your passwords.
Spams Vs. Scams: Hints and Facts
Both scam and spam messages tend to be very annoying. They are both unwanted messages that annoy PC users when displayed on their browsing pages. However, the noted difference is that spam messages do not pose any danger to the computer user, as compared to scam messages that are designed to collect valuable information from your device.
How to protect yourself from scams
Being vigilant when browsing and using the public internet is a necessary prerequisite when it comes to website security. Protect your website from being hacked by using Thunderbird's automatic spam filters. Thunderbird technique uses in-built-scam to filter spam messages. This tool displays a message at the top of your page warning you after detecting a scam message.
In addition, Thunderbird tool warns a computer end user when a displayed link seems to redirect a user to a malicious site other than the one displayed. Avoiding clicking emails unless the computer end user is sure that the sender is legit helps to avoid being hacked. Using browsers versions with phishing filters also helps to block malicious hackers from getting into your computer silently.
Being skeptical about both spam and scam messages helps to block attackers from accessing your accounts usernames and passwords. Beware when surfing by avoiding clicking scam messages and using email applications such as Thunderbird application that prevent phishing activities from taking place. Also, beware of scam tactics by checking whether a link is legit before clicking it.