Phishing

In the field of computer security, phishing is the criminal fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social websites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT Administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting. Phishing is typically carried out via e-mail or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to a legitimate one. Even when using server authentication it may require some skill to detect that the website is fake. Phishing is an example of social engineering techniques used to fool users and exploits the poor usability of current web security technologies. Attempts to deal with the growing number of reported phishing incidents include legislation, user training, public awareness, and technical security measures.

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There are 17 articles listed on phishing.

Name Date
‘A Question About Your iOffer Item’ Phishing Email November 17, 2011
‘ACH Payment xxxxx Canceled’ Phishing Email September 29, 2011
‘Adobe PDF Reader Software Upgrade Notification’ May 11, 2011
‘FDIC notification’ Fake Email August 31, 2011
‘HornyGirlHere’ Phishing E-mail September 26, 2011
‘I forward this file to you for review’ Scam Email August 31, 2011
‘New email address added to your account!’ Phishing Email November 17, 2011
‘Receipt for payment to Skype’ Phishing Scam August 25, 2011
‘Tragic… This girl killed herself’ Facebook Scam September 26, 2011
‘Two free Southwest Airlines tickets’ Facebook Scam October 3, 2011
‘VIDEO SHOCK – Hurricane Irene New York kills All’ Fake Video August 30, 2011
1 of Friends Awaiting Your Response Email May 13, 2009
iPhone5GS Email Scam October 4, 2011
Limited Account Access PayPal Phishing Email September 28, 2011
Protect your Visa card online with a personal password May 13, 2009
Question about Item – Respond Now May 13, 2009
Windows Live ‘Re-activate your account’ Phishing Scam August 26, 2011

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