Being able to tell the difference between a legitimate email and one that is “phishing” for your credentials can save yourself and your business thousands of dollars. Phishing emails can be quite convincing, which is what leads to the high number of people falling victim to them every year.
Phishing is quickly becoming the most popular way hackers will try to gain sensitive information. In fact, 64 per cent of the data breaches reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner between the 1 April 2018 and 30 June 2018 involved the compromising of credentials through either phishing attacks or other unknown methods.
It's confession time - I fly a lot. It's one of the parts of my job that is both a blessing and a curse. I've been fortunate enough to see some lovely parts of the world as well as spend nights in some rather dodgy places, and have had my fair share of radiation thanks to travelling near the upper realms of the atmosphere.
It’s becoming more and more dangerous to take things at face value these days. People, photos on menus of food for sale, even some cars – we find ourselves needing to do more homework before taking the plunge and risk getting suckered in.