Quick habit to get yourself into to avoid phishing – Elf Knows It [ARCHIVED]

I’ve always had a habit of checking the URL of a site for “phishing” tell tale signs, and it only takes a second, so I taught i’d share my habit with the rest of you. First what is phishing? Well phishing is where you are brought to a site that looks legit, lets say google adsense, and you sign in with your username and password, but in fact the site is a phishing site and you have just given your adsense details to someone without even knowing it. With this they can log in and change payment options etc under your account, and more seriously on other phishing sites, they can get your credit card details., So heres a quick tip on how to avoid the “Phishing Net”

Keep your eye on the URL or web site address! If it looks dodgy, it probably is!
Look at the below image!

See the extra characters in the address, this is a tell tale sign of a phishing site, Google arn’t going to make domains hard to remember like that are they?,

So try and get yourself in the habit of a quick glance in the address bar of your browser, and if something catches your eye, look again, and if you don’t like the look of it, stay away! Good quick habit to get into, and it only takes a second of your time, but could save you months worth of wages!

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