What is phishing? – A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary

by Larry Emmott on August 26, 2009

in Security

(fish´ing) (n.) The act of sending an e-mail 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.

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