In this excerpt from their Facebook Live interview, USA TODAY's Elizabeth Weise and Jefferson Graham weigh in on tips to keep your digital lives safe in a Wkileaks era.
Q. I clicked on a phishing link, and my e-mail account was briefly taken over. Now that I have control of it again, should I do anything besides reset the password?
A. Phishing—coaxing a user into entering their username and password on a site that looks like the real thing but isn’t—continues to be a nuisance because it works. It doesn’t require sneaking malware onto your computer and instead needs just a moment’s inattention or undeserved trust from you.
Browsers are supposed to screen rogue addresses hosting phishing attacks, but the databases they check can miss a new phishing site.
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