Word of the Day Archive

Feb 22 2008   7:02PM GMT

Overheard: Vishing for dollars

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

phishing_sm1.gif “Do we really need another fish-related buzzword? I’m beginning to wonder if the security community will ever find another classification of security problems that doesn’t involve the act of feeding oneself.

I can’t decide which is worse, this or spear phishing. I suppose it’s the latter, as it’s often used incorrectly to describe any targeted email attack – even those not attempting to coax PII out of hapless users.

Once we get into crustaceans and invertebrates, I quit.”

Michael Cloppert , Vishing

Let’s see…there’s phishing, spear phishing, SMiSHing, Rock Phish and now vishing. Did I miss any?

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