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Abstract Phishing

Abstract Phishing

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Phishing Seminar Report 2010
ABSTRACT
 
In the field of computer security, phishing is the criminallyfraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such asusernames, passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as atrustworthy entity in an electronic attempting to acquire sensitive informationsuch as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as atrustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Phishing is a fraudulent e-mail that attempts to get you to divulge personal data that can then be used for illegitimate purposes.There are many variations on this scheme. It is possible to Phish for other information in additions to usernames and passwords such as credit cardnumbers, bank account numbers, social security numbers and mothers’ maidennames. Phishing presents direct risks through the use of stolen credentials andindirect risk to institutions that conduct business on line through erosion of customer confidence. The damage caused by phishing ranges from denial of access to e-mail to substantial financial loss.
ITEC KANNUR 

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