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Something’s phishy: How to detect phishing attempts

June 27, 2017

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Dear you,

It appears you need to update your information. Click here to tell us all your secrets.

No really, it’s totally safe. We’re not going to steal your identity, we swear.

If only phishing attempts were that obvious.

Instead, these days it’s hard to tell a phish apart from a foul, if you catch my drift. Modern-day phishing campaigns use stealthy techniques to target folks online and trick them into believing their messages are legit. Yet for all its sophistication, phishing relies on one of the basest of human foibles: trust.

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