Monday, 21 March 2016

Beware the typo...and the firesheep...to stay safe online

Phishing scams rely to a large extent on people not spotting small typos and therefore believing that an email or website is legitimate..............a clear example would be Google.om (which is an Oman registered domain). Believing a communication to be legitimate links are clicked, files downloaded, passwords shared etc which leads to financial loss or worse.

A recent review of the free hacking tools easily available online (passwords crackers, wireless hacking tools including the beautifully named firesheep, packet sniffers, keystroke loggers etc etc) re-emphasise the need to take online security seriously and check online communication with great care.

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