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NCSAM post 8: Phishing Tips to keep you safe online

This week seems to be a Phishing week. No, no, I’m not sending any phishing e-mails, but the topic of Phishing has been on everyone’s mind. I recently was on one of our Internet Radio channel’s shows talking about the landscape with folks on Teamtalk and Phishing was a topic there too.

I’ll be on that same program again this week, where we’ll go through the landscape again with the group. Not only am I doing that, but we also have a phishing article from Lastpass that we’re going to bring to everyone’s attention as well.

This time, Lastpass has the article Phishing Tips to Keep You Secure From Scams which I’ve been thinking about lately as well.

While I have an NCSAM topic for this week’s box, I don’t want to give anything a passup if I can help it, so we’ll blog this one.

Here are the tips which are headings in their article.

  • Carefully review messages from all channels
  • Make a habit of double-checking a sender’s email address
  • Trust your intuition
  • Your password manager can help you identify phishing sites
  • Be cautious of blindly accepting multi-factor authentication (MFA) prompts

All are good in their own right, but I definitely have been trying to encourage people to check those email addresses! Since Phishing can still be coming by email, and now there are more URL shorteners than the one I like we’ve mentioned, spotting email addresses as well as checking those links are important.

Trust your gut! If you think there’s something wrong, place a call to the company if you do business with them or delete that email or don’t respond to that direct message on social media!

If you have decided to use a password manager, if programmed correctly, the password manager should make sure that you are protected. When you save a password, it should capture the appropriate domain as well as your username and password. So, if you had an account on this blog and someone made a similar blog saying that you were on the technology blog and podcast, it knows what URL is the original by that name because it saves this blog.

I had that issue with Michael in Tennessee’s blog. I thought i was going to his blog, yet it didn’t fill in my creds. I ater looked at the URL I was going to, and it was completely different, and it didn’t let me log in even if I copied my creds from Lastpass or any other password manager I use.

I’ve not accepted any authentication requests as I’ve not gotten any. But when I do, its because I’m logging in to a site and need access to my app.

When I had facebook log in problems, I got texted and emailed by facebook, and while the emails were sent at night, I went to facebook’s site to confirm what was going on even though it identified me by full name.

Is there anything else that caught your attention on this article? Sound off in the article comments here on the blog, or better yet, subscribe to the TSB list by searching for the post on this blog on how to do that, or contact me for instructions.

Each heading which is listed above has paragraphs from Lastpass, but I decided to make my own and talked about what interested me about these headings. Feel free to read what they have to say, as its valuable information too. Some stuff may be linked as well, giving you more resources.

Stay safe! We’ve got a long way to go.

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NCSAM post 8: Phishing Tips to keep you safe online was released on October 13, 2021 at 11:00 am by tech in article commentary.
Last modified: October 13, 2021.

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