Scamming is perhaps one of the oldest tricks in the book. Phishing is a sort of scamming. Here is everything you need to know about phishing email cloud security to prevent falling into such traps:
What is a phishing email?
A phishing email is defined as a fraudulent practice of sending emails that are disguised from popular companies to make the user reveal their personal information like credit card information or passwords. It is often easy to recognize a phishing email through their email address, though scammers do try their best to make their mails look as real as possible.
Studies suggest that 9 out of every 10 computer users fail to identify phishing emails in a test.
Phishing email cloud security:
Here are some ways to protect against phishing emails:
- Verify website links before clicking. Most websites use an HTTP or HTTPS protocol. If you see a website link without these, chances are that the websites are fake.
- Check the sender’s email address thoroughly. For example, you might get phishing emails from fake ‘supportFiver’ instead of from the real ‘support@Fiverr’.
- Never provide personal information such as website passwords to websites that seem to be working differently from how you remember.
- Use two-factor authentication for websites that handle your private data.
How can cloud security protect against phishing emails?
Cloud security is a sort of protective layer and practices that allow users to protect their data from mishandling or from damage. Over the years, cloud security has become more intelligent and effective at battling against malpractices.
Here are a few ways how cloud security can protect against phishing emails:
One of the best features of cloud security is that they can save login information on the cloud, and automatically write it on real, compatible websites when needed. You might remember this as ‘auto-login’. This feature is available on major browsers like Chrome and Firefox too. If you visit a website, and your browser is unable to automatically enter your login information immediately, chances are that the website is a fake one.
Cloud security is sturdy protection:
Cloud security prevents users from entering suspicious websites. By default, most browsers are taught to not enter websites that do not pass the HTTP or HTTPS protocols – which is not something scammers have the budget or the time to provide.
When you click on a link from a phishing email, the link is automatically scanned by the mail providing website, such as Gmail, and checked if it passes the protocols. It will then cross-reference databases to check if other people have reported the website as fake.
Finally, the user will be able to enter a website if it is real. For fake websites, users will be warned and prevented.
AI-powered cloud security protection
AI is defined as Artificial Intelligence. AI learns from its mistakes and grows exponentially. Because scams are getting more and more sophisticated and difficult to identify, cloud protection from all across the globe is getting equipped with AI-powered protection layers. These AIs learn from information they are provided and experience and adapt to make sure that the user does not get scammed.
In simpler words, AI-powered protection is an ever-so-growing protection against phishing emails. If provided with enough information, AI-powered protection protects the user against any sort of phishing. It is the newest tool in email phishing cloud security.
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Have you ever been in a phishing incident before? You know how difficult it is to recover from revealing one’s credit card information. Or worse, from identity theft. While going through your emails, follow the simple rule of “Better safe than sorry.” Using proper precautions, you can prevent falling victim to phishing emails.
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