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Phishing threats, here's what to watch out for...

Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, banks, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure unsuspecting public. Phishing emails may contain links to websites that are infected with malware. Phishing is typically carried out by email spoofing 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.
In this example I have received a phishing email, supposedly from PayPal. Let's have a look...Click on any image to enlarge.
It all looks genuine but looking at the senders email doesn't look right...
It should have said [something]@PayPal.com and not this nonsense given.
Secondly the link in this email will not take you to PayPal but to a dodgy site designed to look like PayPal to steal your PayPal account details.

Never logon to any secure site like your banking website from a link, always type the web address for safety and security.
Clicking on the link brings us to this fake PayPal login.
Above is the fake PayPal log-in and below is the genuine PayPal website. Can you see the giveaway signs?
Everything you need to know is in the address bar.
1) The address should have paypal.com/[something] to show it's come from the legitimate source.
2) Notice the address bar is in green, showing its safe, other browsers may show green text instead.
3) See the padlock in the address bar; this shows the connection is secure.
If just 1 of these is not right, never enter your details and remember banks and the likes will never ask you for your details.