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    Best practices for safe online browsing and avoiding phishing scam

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    by richwilson802 ·

    Let’s discuss cybersecurity. Safe online browsing and avoiding phishing scams are important to protect yourself from cyber attacks. Here are some best practices to keep in mind:

    Check the URL: Before entering any personal information or credentials on a website, check the URL to ensure it is legitimate and secure. Look for the “https” in the URL, which indicates the website is using a secure connection.

    Be cautious of email links: Don’t click on links in emails from unknown or suspicious sources. Instead, hover over the link to see where it leads before clicking on it. Be especially cautious of links that urge you to act immediately or offer something that seems too good to be true.

    Keep software up-to-date: Keep your operating system, web browsers, and other software updated to ensure that known vulnerabilities are patched.

    Use anti-virus software: Install and use anti-virus software on your computer to protect against malware and other cyber threats.

    Enable two-factor authentication: Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on your accounts wherever possible. This adds an extra layer of security by requiring a second form of identification to log in.

    Use strong passwords: Use unique, complex passwords that are difficult to guess or crack. Avoid using the same password across multiple accounts.

    Educate yourself: Stay informed about the latest phishing scams and other cyber threats. Stay up-to-date on security best practices and be cautious when sharing personal information online.

    By following these best practices, you can help protect yourself from cyber attacks and stay safe while browsing online.

    What is your opinion?

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      Reply To: Best practices for safe online browsing and avoiding phishing scam

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Best practices for safe online browsing and avoiding phishing scam

      Isn’t it ironic that you post this thread after also posting multiple threads discussing cyber security and asking opinions on how to protect yourself? This like a doctor trying to offer medical advice and then asking their patients how to avoid getting sick.

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