Populous World: Phishing awareness - users be alert!

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Don’t get scammed — learn about phishing attacks, and how you can stay digitally safe.

Phishing, is basically any attempt to trick people over an email, text messages, phone calls or a fake website. The goal can be anything from trying to get people to send you money, hand over sensitive information, or even just download malware unwittingly, and the authors of these attacks will use lies, trickery, forgery, and outright manipulation in order to see them succeed. Because of this, phishing is also termed Social Engineering: a kind of attack that relies on human fallibility rather than a hardware or software flaw in order to work.

Populous World implores users to look out for phishing emails.
Here are some ways to authenticate emails from Populous World:

From the 15th Oct 2018, every newsletter issued by Populous World, will contain a banner at the bottom of the page which will appear like this:


If you are uncertain about any suspicious content or emails from an unknown source forging to be Populous World, visit: https://populous.world/validate (effective from Oct 15th 2018) and paste the subject of the email, to have it validated by the Populous World platform.

Furthermore, here are some general tips on how to stay safe online:

  • Set-up 2FA for your security. Setting up 2FA will utilise the three methods to safe guard your personal identity online:
    1. Knowledge: something known only to the user, such as username and password
    2. Possession: something only the user possesses, such as a physical card, a mobile phone, or a security token
    3. Inherence: a characteristic unique to the user, such as a fingerprint or other biometric traitby requiring a second form of identification.
  • SMS authentication: SMS-2FA decreases the probability that an attacker can impersonate a user and gain access to computers, accounts or other sensitive resources. Even if a fraudster gains access to a password, he won’t have the second element required to authenticate.
  • Use different passwords and apply a secure, strong password for all your accounts.

We hope you remain safe and vigilant out there Populites!

Team Populous World


Original article was created by: Populous World at medium.com

Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency or ICO.

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