Can you use that security threat in a sentence, please?

August 12, 2013



Which of these threats would be the best choice to describe a fake email or web site that convinces users to willingly provide private information?

A) Spyware

B) Zero-day exploit

C) Virus

D) Phishing

E) The difference is that my email misspellings are on purpose


The answer: D) Phishing

A phishing attack usually appears to be a trustworthy email or web page, but it’s actually a facade attempts to convince you to part with your personal details. It’s common to see web sites that look exactly like your online banking system, but the site is really an exact duplicate that’s run by the bad guys.

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