What is phishing?

What is “phishing”? Phishing is a practice that’s become very popular lately. Phising is where the hacker or the thief sends an email posing as a legitimate firm that you might legitimately do business with. Most popular are eBay, Pay Pal, and banks. In this email it will explain something to the effect that you have to update your account or update your information, and typically it will ask you to click on a link. That will take you to a page that looks exactly like the place the email is from and it is going to ask you to input some sensitive information, login, account number, and password etc. The only problem is that it’s not the bank, it’s not the service, it’s not the organization it claims to be, and they’re simply capturing that information from you.
This is one of my first english-italian translations (taken from videojug.com … ), related to computer security, that I will periodically put in my blog.
It expresses only the basic notions as regards the problem of phishing (a wider and more complex problem…), but my idea is to create (thanks to videojug.com videos, wich are always simple and clear…) a sort of simple video glossary of the most used, but in the meantime, the most complex web and informatics topics.

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