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Avoid Phishing scams - A how to when it comes to Twitter Phishing URLs

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Published on May 17, 2012

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Avoid Phishing scams - A how to when it comes to Twitter Phishing URLs. An LW Music Business Author and Speaker Video Blog.

Twitter Phishing has been rampant lately on twitter and other social media sites. At the same time, being smart and making sure to avoid phishing scams is key when it comes to the security of your sites. If you have seen those messages where some one says that horrible things are being posted about you or someone is spreading rumors about you or I cant believe this picture that was posted of you; more than likely it was phishing for your password.

People click through as soon as they see one of those messages and even though it looks like a gateway to twitter asking for your password and to log in again, you have actually just given away your log in and password. Which now, in turn, these phishing people can use to send those messages to others. It is our nature, we don't want bad things said about us and we want to see if bad things are said, but at the same time, you have to protect your self and your online secure information or people will use your identity to spam or say bad things. To avoid phishing scams, you have to keep an attentive eye to details and to URLS.

So first and foremost use your head. Avoid phishing scams by thinking before you click and looking before you reenter any log in information. The best way to stay away from this twitter scam is to make sure that if you are prompted for your log in, that you are logging in to Twitter and its real URL. Check and double check to make sure the real URL is being displayed is the first thing should do.

Other ways how to avoid phishing scams

Set your computer to only log in to secure sites or the HTTPS sites,. This wont catch them all, but it will keep you away from many.

Last but not least, change your passwords now and then as well as making sure you have different passwords for different sites.

All these steps may not fully protect you or avoid phishing scam problems all together, but they will help to reduce the risk.

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