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Fishing vs. Phishing

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Fishingnoun

(uncountable) The act of catching fish.

‘We had a good day's fishing at the weekend.’;

Phishingnoun

(computing) The malicious act of keeping a false website or sending a false e-mail with the intent of masquerading as a trustworthy entity in order to acquire sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details.

Fishingnoun

The act of catching other forms of seafood, separately or together with fish.

Phishingnoun

The act of circumventing security with an alias.

Fishingnoun

(uncountable) Commercial fishing: the business or industry of catching fish and other seafood for sale.

‘This is good news for the fishing industry.’;

Phishing

Phishing is a type of social engineering where an attacker sends a fraudulent () message designed to trick a human victim into revealing sensitive information to the attacker or to deploy malicious software on the victim's infrastructure like ransomware. Phishing attacks have become increasingly sophisticated and often transparently mirror the site being targeted, allowing the attacker to observe everything while the victim is navigating the site, and transverse any additional security boundaries with the victim.

‘spoofed’;

Fishingnoun

(countable) A fishery, a place for catching fish.

Fishingnoun

The act, practice, or art of one who fishes.

Fishingnoun

A fishery.

Fishingadjective

Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village.

Fishingnoun

the act of someone who fishes as a diversion

Fishingnoun

the occupation of catching fish for a living

Fishing

Fishing is the activity of trying to catch fish. Fish are often caught in the wild but may also be caught from stocked bodies of water.

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