What is phishing and how can I use it?

Muzzammil ahmed October 4, 2011
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Can any one help me out how to use phishing for accounts and what actually is it?

  1. Jay
    October 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Muzammil

    if this is regarding your previous question:
    http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/hack-email-account/#comment-326082278

    then you can not hack yourself with phishing !
    phishing works only when someone is there to use the account and let you steal their password.

  2. FIDELIS
    October 5, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Hello, now that you have a better idea about what phishing is, do you still want to use it anywhere?  I guess you can read about it in order to learn more and the possible ways of protecting yourself so that you do not fall for it.

  3. Mjevolve
    October 4, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Phishing (fish'ing)
    is the act of sending a fraudulent email to someone, falsely claiming
    to be an established and often trusted business or institution in an
    attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that
    will be used for identity theft. In most cases the email directs the
    recipient to visit a website where they are asked to update personal
    information, such as username and password, credit card, social
    security, and bank account numbers. The website, however, is bogus and
    set up only to steal the victim's information.

     go to a phishing Web site - which will look just like
    the Web site of the company being phished. Once on the phishers Web site
    they hope to obtain your account, financial, credit and even identity
    information. 

    Phishing can not be explained that easily in short answers .

    i would highly recommend going to the following web sites , 
    to learn about phishing and its techniques in detail and how to prevent it ,
    by seeing practical examples via various tests--

    Sonic Wall (  http://www.sonicwall.com/furl/phishing/  )

    Verisign Anti Phishing (  https://www.phish-no-phish.com/default.aspx   )

    Netriplex  (  http://www.netriplex.com/phishfraud/phishing_test.aspx   )

    test authenticity of a suspected against a huge repository of Phishing Links , Phishtank  (  https://www.phishtank.com/  )

  4. Jeff Fabish
    October 4, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Phishing is the process of creating pages that look similar to the original page, in order to manipulate users into logging in thinking it was the actual website. For example, I may create a page to look exactly identical to your back and send you a shortened or similar link to the page. If you use BankOfAmerica.com, I may name my site BankOfAmerlca.freehost. com and you would glance at the link and think it was the site, not expecting to be manipulated. You would then login and send your credentials to my server, rather than AmericanBank. I would then redirect you to your actual bank so you thought it was just an error. This can be done to pretty much any site.

    Phishing is highly illegal.