Are All Phishing Scams Easy to Spot?

The number of phishing scams that hide malware or malicious links is on the rise for a simple reason: they still work because people are the weakest link of any cybersecurity system. Some schemes are a numbers game — a hacker sends out thousands of emails to random people with the hope of getting a few to click. Others are highly-targeted, spear-phishing attacks that involve gathering information about a single person so that the hacker can exploit a very specific vulnerability.

On the latest episode of “Hackable?” we find out just how hackers go spear-phishing when our cybersecurity expert Bruce Snell creates his own scheme. His target? Who else but producer Pedro Mendes. Listen and learn whether or not Pedro clicks, and how you can help protect your data and devices.

Listen to “Hackable?” today.

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Are All Phishing Scams Easy to Spot?

The number of phishing scams that hide malware or malicious links is on the rise for a simple reason: they still work because people are the weakest link of any cybersecurity system. Some schemes are a numbers game — a hacker sends out thousands of emails to random people with the hope of getting a few to click. Others are highly-targeted, spear-phishing attacks that involve gathering information about a single person so that the hacker can exploit a very specific vulnerability.

On the latest episode of “Hackable?” we find out just how hackers go spear-phishing when our cybersecurity expert Bruce Snell creates his own scheme. His target? Who else but producer Pedro Mendes. Listen and learn whether or not Pedro clicks, and how you can help protect your data and devices.

Listen to “Hackable?” today.

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Are All Phishing Scams Easy to Spot?

The number of phishing scams that hide malware or malicious links is on the rise for a simple reason: they still work because people are the weakest link of any cybersecurity system. Some schemes are a numbers game — a hacker sends out thousands of emails to random people with the hope of getting a few to click. Others are highly-targeted, spear-phishing attacks that involve gathering information about a single person so that the hacker can exploit a very specific vulnerability.

On the latest episode of “Hackable?” we find out just how hackers go spear-phishing when our cybersecurity expert Bruce Snell creates his own scheme. His target? Who else but producer Pedro Mendes. Listen and learn whether or not Pedro clicks, and how you can help protect your data and devices.

Listen to “Hackable?” today.

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Story added 3. December 2019, content source with full text you can find at link above.


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Are All Phishing Scams Easy to Spot?

The number of phishing scams that hide malware or malicious links is on the rise for a simple reason: they still work because people are the weakest link of any cybersecurity system. Some schemes are a numbers game — a hacker sends out thousands of emails to random people with the hope of getting a few to click. Others are highly-targeted, spear-phishing attacks that involve gathering information about a single person so that the hacker can exploit a very specific vulnerability.

On the latest episode of “Hackable?” we find out just how hackers go spear-phishing when our cybersecurity expert Bruce Snell creates his own scheme. His target? Who else but producer Pedro Mendes. Listen and learn whether or not Pedro clicks, and how you can help protect your data and devices.

Listen to “Hackable?” today.

The post Are All Phishing Scams Easy to Spot? appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

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Story added 3. December 2019, content source with full text you can find at link above.


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Are All Phishing Scams Easy to Spot?

The number of phishing scams that hide malware or malicious links is on the rise for a simple reason: they still work because people are the weakest link of any cybersecurity system. Some schemes are a numbers game — a hacker sends out thousands of emails to random people with the hope of getting a few to click. Others are highly-targeted, spear-phishing attacks that involve gathering information about a single person so that the hacker can exploit a very specific vulnerability.

On the latest episode of “Hackable?” we find out just how hackers go spear-phishing when our cybersecurity expert Bruce Snell creates his own scheme. His target? Who else but producer Pedro Mendes. Listen and learn whether or not Pedro clicks, and how you can help protect your data and devices.

Listen to “Hackable?” today.

The post Are All Phishing Scams Easy to Spot? appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

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Story added 3. December 2019, content source with full text you can find at link above.


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