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phish

 (fĭsh)
intr.v. phished, phish·ing, phish·es
To request confidential information over the internet or by telephone under false pretenses in order to fraudulently obtain credit card numbers, passwords, or other personal data.

[Alteration (influenced by phreak) of fish.]

phishing

(ˈfɪʃɪŋ)
n
(Telecommunications) the practice of using fraudulent e-mails and copies of legitimate websites to extract financial data from computer users for purposes of identity theft
[C21: from fishing in the sense of catching the unwary by offering bait; computer-hacker slang often replaces f with ph]

phishing

A method of committing fraud by sending emails to the customers of a legitimate online business, such as a bank, that pretend to be from that business and ask for information such as account numbers or passwords.
Translations

phishing

[ˈfɪʃɪŋ] N (Internet) → phishing m

phishing

n (Internet) → Phishing nt
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Google has announced that it is expanding its anti-phishing security checks in the Gmail app to iOS.
Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop sound strategies for enhancing learners' motivation to learn about anti-phishing so that they can learn before they get phished, and ultimately the number of victims can be reduced.
Despite the adoption of blacklist-based anti-phishing technologies, phishing attacks are at an all-time high.
Conduct an anti-phishing test that provides immediate feedback to users with a link to user awareness training materials if needed.
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ESET, a global pioneer in proactive digital protection, has topped a survey of 16 security products tested in the latest AV-Comparatives Anti-Phishing Report, thus securing the "Advanced+" mark.
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of Green Armor Solutions, a leading provider of online security technology, today discussed recent comments by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) stating that the number of phishing sites is at an all-time high and that “no brand is safe.
That's according to a new report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group, which said its research found that the Avalanche botnet infrastructure went from accounting for two-thirds of all observed phishing attacks in late 2009 to only four this past July.
Additionally, many web browsers and anti-virus software packages come with anti-phishing tools.
Kaspersky Lab have announced that anti-phishing databases provided by the PhishTank service have been incorporated into the Anti-Phishing module of Kaspersky Internet Security 7.
In its latest trends report, The Anti-Phishing Working Group says 18,480 unique phishing reports were received in March 2006, up from 12,883 in March 2005.

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