What is Phishing?

Phishing is a form of fraud in which online thieves try to acquire sensitive information such as user names, passwords, and credit card details by creating fake websites that look like legitimate companies. The antiphishing technology in Safari 3.0 and Firefox 3.0 (and later) protect you from such scams by detecting these fraudulent websites. If you visit a suspicious site, the web browser informs you with an alert message.

via Apple – Mac OS X – Security – Keeps safe from viruses and malware.

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