Network Protection

How to Prevent Phishing Attack?

We are living in an internet era where the technology is emerging with its trends day by day. Convenience, reach, cost, personalization, social are some of the benefits which we enjoy via internet. But what about security! Nowadays, there are many people who are becoming victims of internet frauds. One such internet fraud is ‘Phishing’.

Have you ever noticed a mail in your mailbox that want you to click a specific link and want to enter all your personal details like bank account no, your passwords, and credit card numbers? If so, then you might have come across phishing attack.

Phishing, an example of social engineering techniques is carried out by email spoofing and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose looks are almost identical to the authorized one. Link manipulation, filter evasion, website forgery, and phone phishing are the four types of phishing techniques.

However, user can identify the phishing scam by some signs. For e.g., such type of mails include the urgent language like 'you must click the link below', or the greetings or want your personal information to enter. So it is very important to get rid off such type of phishing attacks so that no one can trap our personal valuable information.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES FOR PHISHING ATTACK:

  • Don't give your personal information to anyone: The first and most important point to avoid phishing is not to give your valuable personal information top anyone who requests for it.
  • Make sure of using secure web server: While availing online services, please make sure that you are using secure website which includes “https://” in its web address. Don't give your sensitive information   on websites which includes “http://” in their respective URL.
  • Be suspicious while answering emails: These days there are not any bank or financial institutions which requests for your personal information via email. If you found any email in your mailbox requesting for your important personal information then it is definitely a phishing attack.
  • Use of Phishing filter: Make use of fishing filter in your browser to avoid phishing scams.
  •   Use up to date browser and OS: Always use up to date computer's antivirus, spyware, browser, and Windows security patches.
  • Make use of updated antivirus and firewall: It is often found that some phishing attempts install malicious software named as keyloggers on your computer system. So it is very important to update your antivirus and firewall software time to time to avoid such unwanted scams.

Also, one important point which you need considering is to keep check on your bank accounts statements regularly to avoid unknown transactions.

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What Exactly is Telecommunication Network Security

Now a days, all the things are based on technology. The face of technology is continuously growing and from time to time, we see a new face of technology with advanced functionality. Today, in this world of technology, Telecommunication network has almost been switched from conventional Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTN) to 3G and more recently 4G. Packet -switched networks have taken the place of PSTN based circuit-switched networks.

In this rapidly growing telecom industry, there is a need to maintain a secure, highly available infrastructure which is able to provide authentic and resilient services to users. Telecommunication networks that are using today are complex and heterogeneous mix of varied technologies which is the need of business to scale up and cater the growing demands from the industry. To keep these telecom networks safe and secure, there should be a strong security check on the entire network.  

Why Telecommunication Networks Security is the major concerns for Telecom Organizations?

Day to day, we hear the news about data breach or telecommunication network attacks causes disrupt, deny or intercept communications. Behind these attacks there may be individual hackers, hacker organization, or even state-sponsored agencies. 

Telecommunication networks are considered as a part of national infrastructure globally. There are greater chances of serious attacks on this critical infrastructure by hostile states. These attacks cause data leakage of individual and state apparatus, misuse of information that results in disruption of communication system etc. Thus telecom organizations keep the security as their primary concern and ensure the security of their infrastructure and services. In case of any failure in the security of their infrastructure, they may face large financial or reputational losses which will lead to loss of customer confidence, legal actions or fines.

Have a look on some of the major threats on telecommunication networks:

•    Zero-day attacks

•    Attackers use modified base stations, exploit weaknesses in signaling systems that causes prohibited interception of traffic 

•    Misuse of lawful interception mechanisms

•    Attacks on critical infrastructure components such as switching centers

•    Unauthorized access

•    Personal or confidential data breach

•    Attacks on self or competitor networks

•    Supply chain contamination of telecom equipment being imported from other countries

In order to secure the telecom network and maintain the organization's reputation level, a good information security program is essential. Besides this, security testing of telecommunication network is also necessary to check out any new vulnerability or threats so that they can be resolved before the occurrence of any issue. Security testing covers various things such as telecom equipment software, firmware and hardware, radio access network IT and telecom network components etc. To examine unknown vulnerabilities, security testing is vital.

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