In order not to fall for the phishing scam, there is a golden safety rule: When it comes to money and access information you never click on links contained in emails.Because of e-mail links you can never be sure where they lead.Instead, type the Web address of your bank is always directly in the browser window.This ensures that you will not be secretly diverted to the site of an impostor.
Phishing is not only used for online banking is a problem.The Web hackers are everywhere on areas where access is required.In addition to PIN and TAN are after the crooks on user names and passwords from online stores or auction houses.
With phishing, fraudsters forge both the sender and the e-mail text.The methods are always perfect.At first glance, phishing emails look like official e-mails from banks and financial institutions or online stores.Only if you look closer, can unmask the phishing e-mails.Pay attention to the following typical characteristics of phishing emails:
Typically, turning almost all phishing emails to safety, usually it comes to alleged security updates, enhancement of protective functions or verification of credentials.
Phishing e-mails asking to act without delay, often combined with threats, failing to block access to online banking.
Since phishing attacks are mostly from abroad, phishing emails often contain misspellings, transposed letters or bumpy sentence structures.
Central "tool" of the attackers fake links in e-mail text.At first glance, give the web links seem as if they led directly to the bank.All just camouflage.In reality the link takes you directly to the web page of the fraudster.That is mostly visible if you look in the source code of the e-mail.This, click the right (!) Mouse button in the Mail window, and view the source command to call.Where the link has really wanted to learn the source code in the line <a href=…>.
Lack of safety features on the phishing page
Even if you have already clicked on a phishing link, it's not too late.Only when you enter your login details or PIN and TAN, the attacker has achieved his goal.The fact that you are on a malicious Web page that presents some key characteristics can be easily identified.
Phishing attacker will appear without the encryption as a web page.To phishing websites, therefore, the lock icon is missing the bottom right of the taskbar or the right of the address lines, which usually appears in encrypted Web pages.Also available in the address bar instead of https (s stands for security and encryption), only http.Only if the address bar with https (the s is important) begins, it is an encrypted site.
Also worthy: The online banking will be asked at registration only after the account number and PIN number, only to bank transactions such as transfers to TAN numbers.If the form asks for PIN and TAN at the same time, you are on a phishing site.