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Seven Deadliest Social Network Attacks by Richard Perez, Carl Timm

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CHAPTER           

Phishing Attacks

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INFORMATION IN THIS CHAPTER

Phishing Attack Scenarios against Social Networks

How to Mitigate a Phishing Attack

Future Outlook of Phishing Attacks

Since the beginning of time, people have been conned cleverly into relinquishing something of themselves in ways that appear, at the surface, to be harmless. Unfortunately, for many, it’s not until well afterwards they are painfully aware of the harm that they caused to themselves by being duped into relinquishing something about themselves that may have seemed harmless at the time. It’s scary knowing that so few people are aware until well afterwards that they have fallen prey to a phishing attack.

So what exactly are phishing attacks, you ask? Why would ...

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