Thanks for your answerHello
First of all, as you say, there are phishing sites that copy identically the known sites (ISP, bank etc).
There are also other attacks like exploits, drive-by downloads or spam with attachments.
Exploit : A site that exploits security holes in targeted software (browser, Java, Flash, etc.) in order to install malicious software (Ransomware, Worm, Trojan, Botnet, etc.) without your consent.
To protect yourself: Update all your software and a strong antivirus.
Drive-by download : Site that will force you to install malware by exploiting ALL the flaws of the machine ! It is the most violent.
To protect yourself : Same as the exploit.
Spam : You receive an email with an attachment you don't know... Curious, you open it... but the damage is done!
Usually, a Word Macro is hidden in it to download a malware.
To protect yourself: Don't open or reply to any e-mail you don't know!
Not sure if you are looking for ways to protect yourself from phishing, scams or malicious sites but if you do here are some browser extensions and other services that might help.Thanks for your addition. I have already setup an adblocker on my device.
What about UBO?Not sure if you are looking for ways to protect yourself from phishing, scams or malicious sites but if you do here are some browser extensions and other services that might help.
1. Malwarebytes Browser Guard
2. Netcraft (mainly for phishing protection)
3. Bitdefender Traffic Light
If you think that you can manage to set this up and have some money to spare, then I'd recommend trying NextDNS:
There is a basic free plan but if you want to use it for all your family devices then you will need to pay an annual subscription.
Hope it helps!
Yes, for advanced users it's worth considering but without medium or high mode you won't gain much extra security. And for most users dealing with the blocking of 3rd-party-scripts etc. will be hard to understand and can be too restrictive while doing their general browsing.What about UBO?
You should seriously consider using ad blockers, which can filter out a lot of the malvertising noise, thereby stopping dynamic scripts from loading dangerous content. By blocking all advertisements from displaying on websites, you remove any chance of viewing and clicking on an ad that is potentially harmful. Ad blocking also results in additional benefits, from reducing the number of cookies loaded on your machine, to protecting your privacy by preventing tracking, saving bandwidth, loading pages faster, and prolonging battery life on mobile devices.
The link itself is not dangerous. Until you click on it However, even if you click on such a link, then in this case you may be lucky - your antivirus will respond to the download of a malicious file, or if you get to a phishing site, you will notice that the site fake (spelling errors, incorrect design, wrong site address, unencrypted connection, broken interactive elements, and much more).Besides malware and phishing
How could a link hack someone in other ways?(if malware and phishing aren't the only ways)
And how to protect from them?
Yes, for advanced users it's worth considering but without medium or high mode you won't gain much extra security.
Totally forgot about that mode... Probably I sticked with AdGuard for too long.With all due respect, and because I'm a proponent - even a cheerleader - of uBlock Origin, a decent measure of additional security can be achieved by enabling Enhanced Easy mode which can block malicious code on compromised websites, with very little interaction required by the user in most cases. Only on rare occasion will a user need to allow a harmless iframe for a website to function properly. This effectively is a nice trade-off of considerable security gain with only minimal user interaction. This Blocking mode can be a nice option for less advanced users.
Agreed, most people don't have the time, patience and understanding to use the Advanced mode blocking, especially medium and higher.but I just see uBlock Origin as an adblocker that is hard to understand for the average user. The UI can be irritating and whitelisting specific domains can be hard to understand to. I personally would only install uBlock Origin in default settings on my parent's PC for example, as I know that it could cause a lot of trouble on the enhanced mode when I am not around.
When they just clicked and did not buy groceries or enter banking details there is not much to worry about.Thanks for your answer
I asked this actually because a family member of mine accidentally opened a phishing site impersonating carrefour I searched their device for malware but couldn't find any so I wondered if the hackers didn't really need malware and have hacked them in another way