INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Phishing

Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. The word is a neologism created as a homophone of fishing due to the similarity of using a bait in an attempt to catch a victim.

THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO WILL NEVER REQUEST YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD BY EMAIL!


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Last Updated: 8/29/19