|1) Be wary of e-mails asking for your personal information.|
|Any e-mail asking for your name, birth date, e-mail username, e-mail password, or any other type of personal information, no matter who the e-mail appears to be from, is almost certainly a scam.
If you have any reason to believe it may be legitimate, do not reply to the e-mail or click any hyperlinks; instead copy and paste the web URL or go to that company’s website for contact information. Don’t hesitate to contact the company’s support channel to confirm legitimacy.
|2) Carefully read e-mails that appear suspicious.|
|E-mails that are poorly worded, have typos, or have phrases such as “this is not a joke” or “forward this message to your friends” are generally scam e-mails. Sometimes company names or brands are misspelled or inaccurate|
|3) Protect your password.|
|Create a strong password for your account by using more than 7 characters and having a combination of upper and lower case characters, numbers, and special characters, like the @ or # symbols. It’s also a good idea to change your password on a regular basis. Learn More.
If you receive a notification from Microsoft Customer Support confirming your request to change your password, as I did this past week, and you haven’t recently changed your password, that’s a signal that someone else may be trying to gain access to your account, and you should immediately change your password.
|4) Take action!|
|If you think someone has accessed your account, that the Windows Live ID sign-in page looks fraudulent, or you receive a suspicious e-mail that tries to confirm a password change you didn’t authorise, change your password immediately via the instructions above, or go to:http://account.live.com.|
|5) Help us identify new scams.|
|If you’re using the Full version of, you can select the dropdown next to “Junk”, then select “Report phishing scam”. Whatever you do, do not reply back to the sender.|
Oleh: agung | Januari 19, 2010
The Top 5 Ways You Can Help Yourself from Phishing
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