Phishing sites still fool UK users


June 15, 2009

It seems that internet users are still being caught out by fake websites which have been produced with the sole intention of obtaining users’ personal details, such as usernames and passwords.

With this information criminals may be able to get into secure sites and obtain in depth information on the victim, including their bank and credit card details.

A recent survey has found that eighty eight per cent of those asked had no idea what to look for, even if they suspected that a site was a phishing site.

The survey carried out by VeriSign found that users were not aware of the padlock symbol used to show that a site is secure or even to check that the URL is related to the site that the user thought that they were visiting.






 

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