After the news that hackers from China were attacking The New York Times and Washington Post with phishing and malicious software, businesses and consumers alike got a sour dose of reality, there are still hackers. Jeff Kagan, mobile technology analyst, told the Times phishers are coming up with new ways to break through.
“The main problem is the bad guys know more about breaking in than the good guys know about keeping them out, he said. Its only after a break in occurs that business really gets serious.”
The good news is that Chinese hackers are probably not looking to target your personal computer or accounts anytime soon, but there are local phishers looking for a way in. Here are some ways in 2013 you can stop it from happening to you.
Special thanks for the Phishing with Bait infographic by Lifelock.com
Ivan is a former computer programmer who teaches people to overcome their fear of computers and the Internet.