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15 January 2013

Phishing

Important slide show to share from Teach with Video Blog: Learn To Avoid Phishing Scams

Not sure what "phishing" is?  "Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication." (read the whole definition at Wikipedia.)

"Below is a quiz to help teach some of the tricks that are used when attempting to scam someone via email. This presentation was created to help to educate our teachers to detect phishing and scams so that they will not fall victim to these misleading and often very sophisticated email messages."


Avoid Phishing Scams from Steve Katz

Learn more by watching this video from How Stuff Works:




UPDATE 16 January 2013 -  For good advice about keeping your children safe from phishing scams,  read this page at Masheable: How to Protect Your Children From Phishing Scams.