phishing

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EtymologyEdit

Respelling of fishing ‎(trying to find). In Usenet newsgroups, cracker and pirate groups used variant spellings of phish and warez (i.e. wares) to evade scans and filters by mainstream servers policing the ARPAnet/Internet.

PronunciationEdit

Homophones: fishing

NounEdit

phishing ‎(uncountable)

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  1. (computing) The malicious act of keeping a false website or sending a false e-mail with the intent of masquerading as a trustworthy entity and acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details.
  2. The act of circumventing security with an alias.

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VerbEdit

phishing

  1. present participle of phish

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English phishing.

NounEdit

phishing m (uncountable)

  1. (computer security) phishing (the act of sending email that falsely claims to be from a legitimate organisation)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English phishing.

NounEdit

phishing m ‎(uncountable)

  1. (computing) phishing
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