How to spot and avoid a phishing attack – Week in security with Tony Anscombe


Can you spot the tell-tale signs of a phishing attempt and check if an email that has landed in your inbox is legit?

Did you know that some 90 percent of successful cyberattacks start with a phishing email? This helps show why learning to recognize and avoid phishing attacks is such an important skill to master these days. In this edition of Week in security, Tony shares a few tell-tale warning signs of phishing messages. Learn, for example:

why you should be careful even if the email pretends to come from a well-known brand
what exactly to watch out for in the sender’s email address
what other errors and giveaways these emails often contain and ultimately,
what you should do instead of clicking on unverified links

You may also want to test your ability to spot phishing emails in our recent quiz:
Would you take the bait? Take our phishing quiz to find out!
To read more about phishing, head over to these articles:
Don’t get phished! How to be the one that got away
Phish allergy – Recognizing phishing messages
Phishing unravelled 

Indeed, why not also take ESET’s cybersecurity awareness training?
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