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phishing División en sílabas: phish·ing
Pronunciación: /ˈfiSHiNG/

Definición de phishing en inglés:

sustantivo

The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The modern era of phishing is exemplified by emails messages from Nigerians posing as business partners trying to move money out of the African country.
  • The second issue I have is that the most common attacks today collect passwords through phishing.
  • To avoid being a victim of phishing, never respond to e-mail requests for personal information, no matter how official the message looks.

Derivados

phish

1
verbo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The claim here is that phishing is only illegal after someone is defrauded - and this law will make the actions required to phish (the fake website and fake email) illegal as well.
  • In February, a Minnesota scammer who phished PayPal members, pleaded guilty to wire fraud in federal court.
  • Since it claims they will block these sites, will a user who gets phished be able to sue it for not living up to their promise to block those sites?

phisher

2
sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The requirements were partially a reflection of the threat landscape of more than two years ago, which was dominated by phishers.
  • Anyone operating on behalf of a known spammer or phisher would receive the same punishment.
  • At first phishing consisted only of a social engineering scam in which phishers spammed consumer e-mail accounts with letters ostensibly from banks.

Origen

1990s: respelling of fishing, on the pattern of phreaking.

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