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What are PHISHING MAILS ??

Tags: mails, phishing mails
Asked by Nauty, 01 Feb '13 11:39 am
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"Phishing" refers to email that attempts to fraudulently acquire personal information from you, such as your account password or credit card information. On the surface, the email may appear to be from a legitimate company or individual, but it's not.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 01 Feb '13 12:07 pm

 
  
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This is like trying to catch a fish in a lake.. Our service provider is a big lake, and we mail users are the fishes.. we do not suspect anyone and are innocent that somebody is trying to obtain our info.. But when someone sends interesting mail with a caption " rewards.. or FREE, or for males "Sexy Models", then most of us open this mail. there is a hidden a malware, which is activated, and then sends all our information to the sender. Thus a fish ( we ) is caught and can be used for their benefit .... these mails are called as fishing mails
Answered by subhash, 01 Feb '13 02:04 pm

 
  
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Not ordinary
Answered by ts, 01 Feb '13 11:40 am

 
  
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Phishing is the use of forged (fake) email messages that claim to be from a company that you may trust, usually a bank or other financial organisation.

The Phishing emails will often look exactly like you would expect a legitimate message from your bank to look, they will use the same colours, logos and form items for you to complete.

The difference is that when you submit your information you will not be sending it to the real company, it will be sent to a criminal gang who can then use that information to either withdraw money from your account or perform other criminal acts such as identity theft.
Answered by Psycho, 01 Feb '13 11:41 am

 
  
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