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Phishing

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an illegitimate solicitation via email for personal information, disguised as coming from a legitimate source. They often ask for usernames and password. THESE MESSAGES SHOULD BE IGNORED AND NEVER RESPONDED TO. Phishing messages often have a hidden Reply-To address different than the sender address, to lure recipients into sending replies to a third party.

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Last Modified:

February 05, 2009

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