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What is phishing?
(fish´ing) (n.) The act of sending an email to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft.
Phishing email will typically direct the user to visit a website where they are asked to update personal information, such as a password, credit card, social security, or bank account numbers, that the legitimate organization already has. The website, however, is bogus and will capture and steal any information the user enters on the page.
Keyloggers and Screenloggers
Hosts File Poisoning
System Reconfiguration Attacks
DNS-Based Phishing ("Pharming")
Search Engine Phishing
How to protect yourself from phishing?
1. Learn to Identify Suspected Phishing Emails
2. Check the Source of Information From Incoming Mail
3. Never Go to Your Bank’s Website by Clicking on Links Included in Emails
4. Enhance the Security of Your Computer
5. Enter Your Sensitive Data in Secure Websites Only
6. Periodically Check Your Accounts
7. Phishing Doesn’t Only Pertain to Online Banking
8. Phishing Knows All Languages
9. Have the Slightest Doubt, Do Not Risk It
10. Check Back Frequently to Read About the Evolution of Malware