Your Phishing Guide to Malicious Websites
What is a phishing attack?
A phishing attack is an attempt by a malicious website to get you to reveal personal information in an effort to steal your money or identity. These websites often pose as legitimate companies, pretending to be reputable organizations to gain your trust.
A phishing website will use your personal information maliciously or sell this data on the dark web. An attack can have devasting results, including lost money, false purchases and identify theft.
What is a malware attack?
Malicious software known as malware is a danger to your computer and cybersecurity. Cybercriminals develop software to gain access to your computer or network, often without your knowledge.
When you visit a malicious website, this software is automatically downloaded on your computer, without any action on your part. Malware infects your machine and can bombard your browser with ads, steal personal data and break essential PC components.
Malicious advertising or malvertising is an attack from an online ad, sometimes on legitimate websites. By clicking on the ad, you fall victim to a malware attack and this corrupt software is injected on your computer.
How do you protect yourself against phishing and malware attacks?
Simply knowing how to identify these phishing and malware attacks is not enough to ensure your internet safety. You need to be able to defend against these cyber attacks and block malicious websites and ads.
Solve iQ software gives you additional frontline defense with industry-leading technology to keep you safe online by offering three essential services: malicious website protection, deceptive app prevention and ad blocking.
- The Solve iQ app will block access to malicious websites and prevent you from visiting web domains based on security feeds from 19 different security vendors powered by Quad9. This added layer of protection prevents access to malware in the first place, which your typical anti-virus software may not provide.
- Another frontline defense is Solve iQ’s deceptive app protection. Solve iQ will stop deceptive apps from collecting information about you and increase your privacy. It also prevents these apps from using resources on your PC. This unique service is powered by AppEsteem and automatically prevents your PC from ever downloading, installing or even running any deceptive app on you PC.
- Solve iQ software provides another level of internet safety with its ad blocking features. You don’t have to see ads anymore, reducing your exposure to malvertising. Solve iQ’s Page Boost technology not only blocks ads but will stop third-party trackers from collecting your data, preventing websites like Facebook and Google from tracing you across the internet. Page Boost also speeds up you web surfing experience, loading web pages faster while using less data by blocking ads and trackers.