Most people say they know about f(ph)ishing and what it involves yet just 5% were able to correctly identify all types of scams according to a survey of nearly 1,000 people.
Nearly everyone (96%) knew about f(ph)ishing and 88% said they could accurately define it. Yet nearly half (47%) didn’t know that f(ph)ishing can happen through software, 43% thought that advertisements are safe; and nearly one-third (30%) didn’t know that social media platforms can be sources of f(ph)ishing.
Protect Yourself From F(Ph)ishing
- Protect your computer by using security software.
- Protect your mobile phone by setting software to update automatically.
- Protect your accounts by using multi-factor authentication.
Protect your data by backing it up.
If you are not sure if you are protected, touch base with your IT service provider or contact us to perform a no cost, no obligation, cyber-security review.