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By Brianna Wray
The Times 

Tech Talk: Gone Phishin'


September 10, 2020

WORLD WIDE WEB—It’s not nearly as fun as getting out the rod and heading down to the lake, returning hours later with a cooler full of fresh fish. It’s quite the opposite. Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.

To appear legitimate, scammers will add counterfit logos to the top of their emails sent from similar-sounding, but not-quite-right email accounts. The full email address in correspondence is often truncated and hidden to save...

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