Consciousness On Internet Phishing Practices

By: Kistina Robin

In the same way that the Internet has totally revolutionalized the age of online transactions, the security breaches caused by phishing practices has become rampant as well, making most people rant for anti-phishing techniques and standards to put a halt to this criminal activity that is making the reliability of online transacting questionable. Phishing has caused a wider concern of building hesitations and apprehensions on trusting online transactions, especially the phishing techniques where bank or financial data is required to consummate various transactions. Phishing has become the main concern by consumer which becomes an issue on refraining from using their credit card information for such offers from sites that would usually assume identities of online organizations such as Paypal or AOL.

It is very important to educate people about these phishing activities. There are various phishing techniques which cover e-mails to online surfing by giving web addresses that are supposedly reliable, but sometimes invisible to the human eye. People are conned through phishing techniques by making them believe that they are dealing with authentic organizations, only to find out that it is the exact opposite. Financial losses and privacy invasion from secure email accounts are the most common forms of phishing conflicts, totally rendering most unaware online consumers helpless.

There have been numerous anti-phishing efforts to take heed of the growth of such unlawful practices. The anti-phishing efforts need to actually start with the consumers who are not able to immediately identify the phishing activities, something that practically any Internet professional can do. First is the email phishing practice. The best way to combat these phishing activities is to think rationally and this includes how a person can be considered for such activities when he or she has not really signed up for anything. Finally, there is also the legal ways of tracking down these phishing experts, the most common way of anti-phishing known to modern day consumers. The Anti-Phishing Act that was introduced in 2005, covering criminals who create fake web sites and spam emails in order to defraud consumers can expect to be fined up to $250,000 and receive a jail term of up to five years. This alone proves that such phishing acts will not be tolerated and deprive people of their security when transacting over the Internet.

The best way to help fight off phishing activities is to approach all activities on the Internet in a very conservative manner. There is no question that hesitations and apprehensions when it comes to disclosing pertinent information should always be thought of twice. Fraudulent acts for people who choose to forego the security of their personal information, especially in the aspect of financial retrospect will be put in danger, considering that people who want to gather up all the information they need through unlawful acts of phishing for expected fraudulent utilization. The cases for such phishing activities are sure to be alarming to date, considering that most people have chosen to go with the times and make full use of what technology has to offer. However, the proper dissertation from such innovative acts of modern day transactions should be done with caution. The conservative and holding back some hesitations will still be a good way to avoid these phishing acts, most of which have created havoc towards the lives of people today.

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