Keep Informed About Phishing Techniques. Keep your eyes peeled for news about new phishing scams
by finding out about them as early as possible.
Think Before You Click. Clicking on links that appear in random emails and instant messages,
however, isn’t such a smart move. Hover over links that you are unsure of before clicking on them
Install an Anti-Phishing Toolbar. uch toolbars run quick checks on the sites that you are visiting and
compare them to lists of known phishing sites. If you stumble upon a malicious site, the toolbar will
alert you about it.
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. Check for the site’s security certificate as well. If you get a message stating
a certain website may contain malicious files, do not open the website.
Keep Your Browser Up to Date. If you typically ignore messages about updating your browsers, stop.
The minute an update is available, download and install it.