The phishing technique is the most popular because the authentic-looking email fools so many people. Here is a sample of one such email (I get about 2 or 3 of these a month).
However, if the email was put together by a sloppy hacker, you’ll notice that with most email applications, if you place the mouse over the link (but don’t click on it!), you’ll see the actual link at the bottom.
paypal security measures
As you can see, “orionresidence.com” isn’t exactly Paypal.com. However, even if this bottom link does report “Paypal.com,” the easiest method you can use to keep your paypal account safe is by never clicking any link inside a Paypal email. If you want to check your account, open a new browser window, go directly to Paypal, and log in.
While avoiding “phishy” Paypal emails will protect you from the bulk of problems, there’s still the matter of hard-core…