Pay attention to SCAMS

Everything happens online and black hat hackers will always want to get your data (such as personal information, passwords, history, interests, card details, address, friends, family, etc.) and try to use it against you. There are a lot of scams going on on both web2 and web3 (and ofc IRL) and in order to stay safe we need different safety measures and knowledge depending on what kind of scam we’re facing.

Since many of us are aware of most web3 scams (as of now, I’m sure we will see new ways of scamming people as web3 evolves) and probably web2 scams as well, sometimes, because of human nature, we tend to think we know it all and forget to double check the information (links, email addresses, etc.). Web2 can easily be used to get your web3 data, empty your wallet, etc.

For example, we can receive an email from “Binance” in which we are presented with a new feature and it will ask us to click on “Learn more about it”, “Try it out!”, “Click [register now] button to be qualified for a reward!”. You got the point. The email looks legit and by clicking on that message we are redirected to Binance but what actually happened is that you have gave the hacker access to your computer. How ? Well, if you were to pay attention you may have seen that, even though the email looked exactly like the emails received from Binance, the address from which this email came was actually [email protected]

Edited image of a legit Binance email.

Another trick is to hover your mouse over the link for a few seconds to see what is the link behind that text box (on pc/mac browser it will appear in the bottom left/right corner, on mobile you can hold and copy the address and paste it in notes)

Edited image of a legit Binance email.

The following video from NetworkChuck will show you what a hacker can do with this kind of scam.

Stay safe!

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