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How to Protect Yourself From Phishing Attacks?

To Protect Yourself from Phishing Attacks.

Your spam filters may keep a lot of phishing emails out of your inbox. But scammers still attempt to outsmart spam filters so adding extra security layers is a good thing.   Here are four steps you can take to protect yourself from phishing attacks.

Four Steps to Protect Yourself From Phishing

1. Protect your computer by using security software. Set the software to update automatically so it can deal with any new security threats.

2. Protect your mobile phone by setting software to update automatically. These updates could give you critical protection against security threats.

3. Protect your accounts by using multi-factor authentication. Some accounts offer extra security by requiring two or more credentials to log in to your account. This is called multi-factor authentication. The additional credentials you need to log in to your account fall into two categories:

• Something you have — like a passcode you get via text message or an authentication app.

• Something you are — like a scan of your fingerprint, your retina, or your face.

Multi-factor authentication makes it harder for scammers to log in to your accounts if they do get your username and password.

4. Protect your data by backing it up. Back up your data and make sure you don't connect any backups to your home network. You will transfer the data from your device to an external hard drive or cloud storage. Backup your phone data, too.