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Which of these would be a characteristic of a phishing attack?

A) Clickable link in an email

B) Intermittent server availability

C) Increased bandwidth

D) Sluggish operating system

E) You’re constantly distracted by shiny spoons

The answer: A) Clickable link in an email

One common way to bait the user in a phishing attack is to send them an email with a link. The link might lead to a site with malware or to an evil web site that is masquerading as a legitimate site.

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