Norton Antivirus Phishing Email

Read this page to know everything about “phishing email.”Five out of ten people receive unwanted or spam emails from an unknown sender or scammer. The ultimate goal of these email senders is to collect personal and financial (such as card debit details) information from the recipients. For the same reason, scammers or hackers use various mailing techniques.A phishing email is one of the common online scam techniques used by scammers to interact with people and steal their data. The phishers will trick you through text messages, email, or phone calls. The phishing emails make you believe that the message is something you need.

Signs of phishing email

  • Subject line: Looks like something emergency. For example, “WARNING: XXXXXX.”
  • Sender’s address: The address looks like the mail sent by someone you know. For example, it can be from your college, office, bank, etc.
  • Greeting: Use generic salutations like “Dear valued member,” “Hello valued User!” “Dear customer,” etc.
  • Closing request: Call for immediate action. For example, “Please follow the link below to update your password,” “To retain your account credentials, click here,” etc.
  • Hyperlink: A requesting link at the end.

Recognizing phishing emails

Although the phishing email looks like a normal email sent from a trusted organization or address, there are some ways to identify it.

If the received email:

  • Is incorrect in grammar and has spelling mistakes
  • Has suspicious attachments
  • Requests your login credentials, payment information, or any sensitive data
  • Has the generic greeting
  • Has a call for immediate action
  • Has unwanted hyperlinks

Protecting your device from phishing emails

Follow the simple techniques mentioned below to protect your computer or smartphone from phishing emails.

  • Avoid opening emails that are received from an unknown or suspicious address.
  • Don’t open or click on the attachments, pop-up ads, or links in the emails that are received from unknown senders.
  • Use Spam filters and antivirus software on your computer.

Using the Norton antivirus’s spam filtering feature

This feature helps you to identify virus-infected, unwanted, and unsolicited emails.

  • Install and open the Norton antivirus software on your computer.
  • Click Settings >AntiSpam.
  • Go to the Filter tab.
  • Locate the AntiSpam option and turn it on. To do so, toggle ON the AntiSpam option.
  • Click Apply > OK > Close.

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