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phishing

a scam of sending e-mails from a fake Web site to illegally obtain password information
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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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
Translations

phishing

[ˈfɪʃɪŋ] N (Internet) → phishing m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

phishing

n (Internet) → Phishing nt
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Founded in 2003, the Anti-Phishing Working Group, (APWG) is the global industry, law enforcement, and government coalition focused on unifying the global response to electronic crime.
Retruster revealed its advanced intelligent Deep Learning anti-phishing system that identifies even the most sophisticated fake emails.
StarLink, the Value-Added Distributor (VAD) in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region has signed a distribution partnership with Cofense, formerly PhishMe, to distribute their entire range of anti-phishing solutions, throughout META region.
Kaspersky Lab's anti-phishing system prevented more than 482 million attempts to visit fraudulent web pages during 2018, a two-fold increase on 2017, when 236 million such attempts were blocked.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Mar 15 (ANI): Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has said that its anti-phishing system prevented more than 482 million attempts to visit fraudulent webpages during 2018, a two-fold increase on 2017 when 236 million such attempts were blocked.
Install an Anti-Phishing Toolbar and Antivirus that run quick checks on sites you visit to ensure they are safe to visit.
It's proof that a progressive, mature anti-phishing program keeps organizations safer."
Google has announced that it is expanding its anti-phishing security checks in the Gmail app to iOS.
In this paper, we report a lightweight mobile phone-based anti-phishing detector application.
When used together, Mimecast and PhishMe will arm organisations with anti-phishing cloud security services and immersive behavioural conditioning and phishing reporting for employees.
The total number of phishing attacks grew 65% in 2016 to more than 1.2 million from the prior year, according to the latest data from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).

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