Phishing is a type of social engineering in which someone attempts to impersonate a third party in an attempt to acquire sensitive information from an individual. Often, phishing will be in the form of an email in which the sender fraudulently claims to represent an official business or organization. The goal of phishing is to use the information gained to compromise an account with a business/institution, or to gain sensitive financial information from the person being targeted.
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- How do I check my ONT (Optical Network Terminal) for connectivity?
- What is a VPN?
- What is DNS? What is reverse DNS?
- What is ARIN and do I need to register?
- What happens to my IP address if I move or change my Internet Service Provider (ISP)?
- What is the difference between a "single static IP" and a "block" lease?
- Do IPv6 and IPv4 addresses look different?
- What is IPv6, and do I need it?
- What is the difference between a dynamic IP and static IP?
- Why would I need a static IP address?