More Information About Phishing

22/06/2011 21:10

Phishing is a method to steal login information (username and password) directing the victim to a clone (false) login page, which records the access information without the knowledge of the victim. These clones site is known as a scammer. eBay online banks, PayPal and other common goals. Phishing is an example of social engineering to trick users. Attempts to deal with the growing number of phishing incidents include legislation, user training, public awareness, and technical measures.

Recent phishing targeted customers of banks and online payment solutions. The social networking sites like Orkut are also a target for phishing.

Forged / fraudulent e-mails are the most commonly used to perform a phishing attack. In most cases, you get a false e-mail claiming to be from a trusted site. Here, the hacker can ask us to check the user name and password to play a particular e-mail.