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Is there any tools for preventing phishing?


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#1 Julianne1

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 06:34 AM

Hi,

 

I would like to know if the normal antivirus software and firewalls can protect the systems from phishing and skimming. I operate a Computer Internet  service with 7 systems. When I was browsing google for credit card thefts and issues, I came across this blog on skimming and phishing. (http://www.billfixer.com/online-fraud/what-is-skimming-phishing-and-online-fraud/).  I'm unaware of any tools to prevent it. Is there an alternative way to flush out their attack? 



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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:57 PM

Your best prevention method is going to be training. I know it's a crappy answer, but training the employees to not click on shady stuff is going to go a long way.



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Posted 17 August 2016 - 10:20 PM

Is it only that? Isn't there no other way to flush out these pages?


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 11:49 PM

There are definitely ways to restrict sites through your firewall. Research that.



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Posted 18 August 2016 - 07:08 AM

Netcraft does have an extension for most web browsers aimed specifically at blocking phishing website.

http://toolbar.netcraft.com/

It could be a start. But obviously, the best method here would be to train the users in recognizing phishing pages and identify them before they input any confidential data on them and send them to attackers.

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