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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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In Fuzzy data mining method, Maher Aburrous [4] uses a combination of data mining algorithms and fuzzy systems, in order to evaluate the risk of online banks that are exposed to phishing websites and through feature extraction detects the phishing site.
If users accidently type in their password into a phishing site, they will see a pop-up asking them to change their password.
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Among the other techniques used by phishers are addressing victims using their real name, sending e-mail that appears to come from a trusted friend or coworker, using a Web address for the phishing site that's very close to that of the real site, featuring images at the phishing site that were stolen from the real site, using links at the phishing site that connect to the real site, and employing scripts at the phishing site that place a picture of the real Web address over the address bar.