Why we fall for phishing emails - and how we can protect ourselves - Deepstash

It is a scam by which an internet user is deceived into revealing personal or confidential information which can be used illicitly.

At least 3.4 billion phishing emails are sent out wo...

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Why we fall for phishing emails - and how we can protect ourselves

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When it comes to phishing emails, you can lose everything with just a click.

You can give away your most important personal or financial information, download a destructive virus or install m...

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Phishing emails are designed to bypass logic and manipulate our emotions.

Phishing is effective because it appeals to our biases and emotions. It tries to get us to make a decision quickly wi...

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Phishing emails manipulate us via mental shortcuts. There are seven shortcuts or psychological principles of influence that can be exploited by phishers. These include authority, commitme...

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How people of different ages react to  phishing tactics, according to a study:

  • Nearly half of the participants fell for the phishing emails.

  • Women over age ...

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When you receive an email that asks for important information such as passwords or account numbers, or request payments, offer freebies, especially downloads:

  • Take a moment to verify ...

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