How to avoid taking the bait in a phishing attack

04/25/2013 | VentureBeat · International Business Times

In the wake of the recent infiltration of The Associated Press' Twitter account, commentators were quick to point the finger at Twitter's lack of stringent security measures, such as two-factor authentication, as a contributing factor. But experts warn that the root of the problem lies in the ease with which hackers accessed user passwords using increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques. While employees represent the last line of defense against phishing, specialists say a few simple steps, such as browsing using the secure HTTPS protocol, authenticating URLs before visiting a website and remembering to log out after every session, can help companies protect themselves against similar breaches.

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