How to prevent a Phishing attack
What is a Phishing Attack?
Phishing is a cyber attack that aims to get access to important or sensitive information like your username, password, credentials, credit card information, 2FA code, etc by pretending to be Quidax in an electronic communication. Users may fall prey because they come through seemingly trusted platforms/forums/channels like:
- A Fake Quidax site
- An instant message with a malicious link
- social websites with a manipulated “Quidax” link.
- A chat with an impersonated Quidax support.
- Email spoofing
- A fake Quidax hotline or support in search engine etc.
- A Fake Account on Social Media
- Malware downloaded from the internet
- Free WIFI Phishing
2. How to Protect Yourself from a Phishing Attack
- Messages filled with underlying errors like grammatical errors, typos, impersonal greetings, a domain name that is incorrectly spelt like Quidaxng.com, etc. are features a spoofed message would have.
- Messages that come with threats and a sense of urgency could also be a sign of phishing. Sometimes, Quidax may need you to carry out an action as soon as possible. But, this only happens when necessary. Attackers lure unsuspecting victims by sending their messages with a sense of urgency.
- As much as possible, ensure to browse with a secure website at all times. This is usually indicated by a “https//” alongside a secure lock icon in the browser.
- Ensure that your browser like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is always updated to the latest version.
- The safest way to log into Quidax is through the website, Quidax.com.
- For IT professionals, it is recommended to verify the SSL domain name is Quidax.com.
- Enable Two-factor authentication(2FA) on your accounts. On no occasion should you disclose your 2FA 16 digital back key to anyone or website. Even if your password and username are compromised, 2FA makes it impossible for your account to be accessed because those two alone are not enough for anyone to gain entry.
- Install Chrome Netcraft Extention or Firefox Netcraft Anit-Phishing Extension.
- Chrome Netcraft Extension
- Firefox Netcraft Anit-Phishing Extension
- Keep your systems /applications updated to avoid the security bugs, install the anti-virus software and keep it up to date.
- Do not connect to an untrusted wireless network.
3. Report Phishing
Please create a support ticket to report any phishing site you see.