How to detect the Phishing Email?


Hi
Yesterday I got very nice phishing Email. At first glance I thought this Email come from Microsoft hotmail site. But after some time I detected that this is the phishing Email.

What is the phishing Email?
In a general word, it is the process of acquiring sensitive information such as usernames, Password of EmailId or credit card details by sending trustworthy entity in Email.
For more information on it. Please read “What is phishing”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing
They usually try get information of UserId, Password of your account. There will be lots phishing Email sample like “Without giving interview getting job in good company”,”Lottery Email”,”Credit card password expiry”,”Email Id Password expiry”,or “Quick time earn money” etc

But here is some tips, you can easily detect the phishing Email

1.Check the sender Email Id.
By seeing email Id, we can easily detect it. In my case email Id was: Kapil_gautam@hotmail.com
So we can easily tell that he is the fraud person. It will never come some mail from Hotmail team like this.

2.By reading the email content. No one email server or bank site used to take your password. This is the personal privilege of any user. So you never send reply to this type email.

3.By viewing the HTML code. If you will check the HTML code of that page or URL. You will never go the correct URL.

If you want to know more tips, then read this article also http://blog.greggman.com/blog/how_to_detect_e_mail_scams__phishing_

I hope it will help to someone.

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2 Responses to “How to detect the Phishing Email?”

  1. Liz at Libro Says:

    Good post – it’s always worth reminding people of this. I always expand the header on any odd-looking email I get, and I also NEVER open an attachment I’m not expecting (that’s more about viruses than phishing, though …)

  2. Chandra Dev Says:

    Thank you. I agree with your point.But sending virus as attachment is also the process of hacking sensitive data.


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