Setting Up Security Alerts and Trusted Publishers

Hackers are typically not stupid—they are actually some pretty intelligent people who are using their smarts for unsavory purposes. Examples include homograph and phishing attacks, which are Web-based fraud schemes that mimic well-known, trusted brands. Phishing uses spoofed messages disguised to look like the real thing (an e-mail message that contains Microsoft logos and links) but is really a trick to lure you into providing personal information. Homographs are words that have the same spelling as the real thing (Microsoft) but actually have a different meaning. For instance, you might see a link to www.microsoft.com that looks like it uses the English alphabet, but the i is actually a Cyrillic ...

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