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Free Software Magazine: Who's Behind that Web Site?

Jul 12, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Locke)

"Let's talk about phishing. Phishing is just like fishing, only your identity is the fish and the bait is an email that looks like it came from your bank, or eBay, or Paypal, or any other legitimate place. The goal is to get you to follow a link to a site owned by the phisher, and trick you into divulging some private information, such as your bank account number, pin, passwords, or social security number.

"Some phishing emails look completely legitimate, using logos, links, and text from the real business..."

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