Remember That When It Comes To Computers Making Something Fake Is Pretty Easy

The ability to be able to steal from people means that for the most part you have to be able to fool them. That is the rule both when you are online and when you are offline as well. You have to be able to cause misdirection and make the person believe one thing when something else entirely different is happening. That is how you will be able to get the person that is the victim to do what you want. If they do not believe that everything going on around them is legitimate then you will not be able to fool them and take their goods. If you are a person who is on the internet all of the time then you have to remember that computers can lie to. That is why you have to pay attention to your surroundings all of the time. If you do not then you will be fooled and you will not know what is going on.

One of the bigger scams that happen on the internet is the fact that the bad guys will make people think that they are on one website when they really are on another. With a computer everything is easy to copy and that includes websites as well. There are several ways that they do this. One of the ways is creating a fake web address that looks almost like the websites address that you are supposed to be on. But if you really take a look at it then you will know that there is one or two words that are off. Another way that they are able to trick you is by making the graphics of the site look the same as the one that you think that you are on. They can either recreate the graphics themselves or they can just steal the graphics from the original site. It is not that hard to do and it probably makes the site look more authentic than if they created the fake graphics themselves.

That is why you have to remember that when you are on a computer, not everything is always as it seems. A computer makes creating something new very easy and that means even if the item is fake. So you have to learn to be on the lookout when it comes to making sure that the business that you are handling is correct on the internet. For example, when you are on a banking website it is important to make sure you are at the right address. And it is also important to make sure that your web banking session is encrypted. A lot of the fake banks out there will not have encryption set up while they are trying to trick you. You can tell if the encryption is set up when you see the little lock icon in your browser. The icon will either be in the browsers address bar or it will be at the very bottom of the browser.

So the bottom line is that you have to be very aware of your surroundings when you are on the internet. You cannot always believe what your eyes tell you. You have to check around and make sure that everything is okay before you fully commit to using a service. You have to make sure you have the right link, the right graphics, and the right web address before you should feel safe on a site.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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