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Don’t Get Hooked Updating That Security Certificate

As if it isn’t difficult enough to determine if a website is legitimate or not, a new phishing technique is going to be keeping us all on our toes now. Cybercriminals are trying to trick website visitors into believing a security certificate for a site needs to be updated before going forward with viewing the site contents. Instead, it’s a nasty surprise waiting behind that update click.

Security certificates are used to help us all determine if it’s safe to enter information into a website. Normally, they are indicated by an https:// preceding the website name. Often, the text before the domain name turns green if it’s deemed secure. There also should be a lock icon indicating a secure site.

Read more about this important phishing technique via the SoS Daily

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