What is phishing and how to avoid email scams

If you have an email address or own a phone, you’re likely to have been the victim of phishing at one time or another. Phishing is the term applied to kind of electronic communications scam that aims to obtain private information, or to spread harmful malware, via the recipient. The phenomenon takes its name from fishing, a maritime activity where finned swimmers grab bait without thinking and are reeled in by hungry humans. The parallels are striking.

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