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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Your Online Bank Account Login Credentials Can Be Hacked From Mail_ Here Is How

If an online security consultant tells you that messages in your spam folder in your mail box are potentially dangerous, will you believe? Before you answer read this fact/scenario below.

Someone or hacker, notice that you have a Paypal account, and he wants to get into your Paypal account with or without your consent, so he deploy this technique to steal your Paypal bank account credential. Here is what he did.

He camouflage the login page of Paypal and put it online so that anyone using his fake Paypal login page will be handing their Paypal login credential to him.

So to make you visit his own Paypal login page, he sent you a mail, that mimic the way Paypal sends their alerts, and in that mail, he urges you to login using the login link/button below. Your email service provider looks at the sender with doubt, and since the sender cannot be authenticated that it is from Paypal, they decide to put the mail in your spam folder.
When you check your mail (spam folder), you click the login link/button in the mail and was taken to the false Paypal login page which the spammer/hacker has camouflaged. The result? You are actually providing the spammer/hacker with your Paypal login credential.

The Main Point
Be very careful with the link you click from a mail in your spam folder. Because those link might not be leading you to the authentic website/login page of your online bank, but to an hackers camouflaged login page.



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