What is a Phishing, Vishing and Smishing?
- Phishing is a form of social engineering.
- Vishing is the social engineering approach that leverages voice communication.
- Smishing is a form of social engineering that exploits SMS, or text, messages.
What are common indicators of phishing attempts?
- Suspicious sender's address
- Generic greetings and signature
- Spoofed hyperlinks and websites
- Spelling and layout
- Suspicious attachments
For more information, visit Phishing, Vishing or Smishing-Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency.
Adopt Good Security Habits
- Improve password security:
- Create a strong password
- Consider using a password manager
- Use multi-factor authentication, if available
- Use security questions properly
- Create unique accounts for each user per device
- Choose secure networks
- Keep all of your personal electronic device software current
- Be suspicious of unexpected emails
For more information, visit Good Security Habits-Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency.
Cybersecurity for Electronic Devices - How Can You Protect Yourself?
- Remember physical security
- Keep software up to date
- Use strong passwords
- Disable remote connectivity
- Encrypt files
- Be cautious of public Wi-Fi networks
For more information, visit Cybersecurity for Electronic Devices-Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency.
For additional information, visit Identity Theft and Online Security-Federal Trade Commission.