For the few of you who may not know, ‘phishing’ is a process that unscrupulous folks use to try to trick you out of your personal information. Most often, it arrives in the form on an email that appears to be from your bank, or Paypal, or some other online service. The email will ask you to click a link and update your account information. The trick is that you’re not really going to end up on the real site, but rather on a look alike, and the criminals will be collecting all the information you ‘update.’
That’s the quick and dirty on phishing, anyway…
So how good are you at detecting a phishing attempt? Take this quiz and find out!
Me? I got 8 out of 10, but kinda sorta should’ve gotten 9 out of 10. One of them was so obvious that I thought it was a trick question, and given that it was a quiz and not my real data at stake, I didn’t research it. Yeah, I know… excuses, excuses… 🙂