- Do not fall for phishing scams:
Phishing is a scam carried out by hackers to steal victims passwords and identity.
Emails purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail 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. Once the user is at the fake site they are asked for login, password and even credit card numbers and pin numbers.