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Privacy 101: Protection against phishing

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Most of the interactions of people nowadays take place online. Perhaps the people you know on the internet might know more about you than people you know in person. This has led to the rise of privacy invasions and it is rising continuously everyday with the increase in computing power and the increase in the number of people who have internet access. Protecting yourself from privacy invasions was never more important than now. This series is going to mainly concentrate on educating people, especially non-techie people, about online frauds and threats and their counter measures.
There are three main ways in which a hacker can find your password and log into your social media accounts such as google+ or facebook or use your identity for some malicious purposes. Today we will look at one of them, that is, phishing.
Phishing is one of the easiest ways to know your user id and password. What a hacker essentially does is he clones the login page of the web service of which he wants your us…