Phishing

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Phishing

  1. 1. Phishing
  2. 2. Phishing  Phishing is an e-mail fraud method in which the perpetrator sends out legitimate-looking email in an attempt to gather personal and financial information from recipients. Typically, the messages appear to come from well known and trustworthy Web sites. Web sites that are frequently spoofed by phishers include PayPal, eBay, MSN, Yahoo, BestBuy, and America Online.
  3. 3. Examples
  4. 4. What could happen if you logged into that fake facebook website?  Identity theft  Hacking Using the details entered, a fraudster (someone who commits fraud) can try to steal money from you.
  5. 5. Example two
  6. 6. Prevention- control mechanisms On the internet, there are a few ways to protect the user from a dangerous website. Such asCertification- security certification is a mechanism used a lot by websites where websites provide genuine verification certificates.
  7. 7. An example of security certification
  8. 8. Control mechanisms continued…  Https: - where some websites begin with addresses such as https instead of the usual http which means that websites that begin as https:// are secure.

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