Question: What does online fishing mean?

Phishing is a type of social engineering attack often used to steal user data, including login credentials and credit card numbers. It occurs when an attacker, masquerading as a trusted entity, dupes a victim into opening an email, instant message, or text message.

What is online fishing?

Updated: 11/30/2020 by Computer Hope. Pronounced like fishing, phishing is a term used to describe a malicious individual or group who scam users. They do so by sending e-mails or creating web pages designed to collect an individuals online bank, credit card, or other login information.

What are examples of phishing?

The Most Common Examples Of A Phishing EmailThe Fake Invoice Scam. Lets start with arguably the most popular phishing template out there - the fake invoice technique. Email Account Upgrade Scam. Advance-fee Scam. Google Docs Scam. PayPal Scam. Message From HR Scam. Dropbox Scam.

Why is it called phishing?

The word phishing was coined around 1996 by hackers stealing America Online accounts and passwords. By analogy with the sport of angling, these Internet scammers were using e-mail lures, setting out hooks to fish for passwords and financial data from the sea of Internet users.

What are phishing sites?

A phishing website (sometimes called a spoofed site) tries to steal your account password or other confidential information by tricking you into believing youre on a legitimate website. You could even land on a phishing site by mistyping a URL (web address). Dont be fooled by a site that looks real.

What are 2 types of phishing?

What are the different types of phishing?Spear Phishing.Whaling.Vishing.Email Phishing.

What are 3 types of phishing emails?

What are the different types of phishing?Spear Phishing.Whaling.Vishing.Email Phishing.

What is a typical phishing message?

Phishing emails typically use generic salutations such as “Dear valued member,” “Dear account holder,” or “Dear customer.” If a company you deal with required information about your account, the email would call you by name and probably direct you to contact them via phone.

How do you know if you are being phished?

6 sure signs someone is phishing you—besides emailYour software or app itself is phishing. Youve received a mysterious text or call. Youve “won” something. Your social media accounts are being weaponized. Your URL doesnt look right. Youve been warned or given an ultimatum.Sep 20, 2018

How do I scan my phone for malware?

How to Check for Malware on AndroidOn your Android device, go to the Google Play Store app. Then tap the menu button. Next, tap on Google Play Protect. Tap the scan button to force your Android device to check for malware.If you see any harmful apps on your device, you will see an option to remove it.Apr 10, 2020

iPhones cannot get infected with any viruses or malware. Unless you have jailbroken your iPhone, clicking on a link wont hurt the phone. However, if you click on a link and then give out personal information, you could get yourself in some trouble.

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