1. Keep Informed About Phishing Techniques

Keep your eyes peeled for news about new phishing scams

2. Think Before You Click! 

Clicking on links that appear in random emails and instant messages, however, isn’t such a smart move.

3. Install an Anti-Phishing Toolbar

Most popular Internet browsers can be customized with anti-phishing toolbars.

4. Verify a Site’s Security

Make sure the site’s URL begins with “https” and there should be a closed lock icon near the address bar.

5. Check Your Online Accounts Regularly

check in with each of your online accounts on a regular basis.

6. Keep Your Browser Up to Date 

 Security patches are released for popular browsers all the time.

7. Use Firewalls

You should use two different kinds: a desktop firewall and a network firewall.

8. Be Wary of Pop-Ups

Many popular browsers allow you to block pop-ups; you can allow them on a case-by-case basis.

9. Never Give Out Personal Information 

As a general rule, you should never share personal or financially sensitive information over the Internet.

10. Use Antivirus Software

Use antivirus software to avoid Phishing scams.

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