Posted by : Deepak Vasudevan Friday, December 26, 2008

Phishing extended. Now it is 'Vishing'...

We all would be knowing what is Phishing. According to Wikipedia, "phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit ...". Whilst casually browsing Axis Bank website, I came across an article which introduces one more concept that hackers and antisocials are currently busy using. It is called Vishing.

I did some basic research on Vishing. According to Wikipedia, "Vishing is the criminal practice of using social engineering and Voice over IP (VoIP) to gain access to private personal and financial information".

I think the next time a seemingly innocuous even a telemarketing call rings in our phone, we ought to be more careful with one more malpractice that is left unleashed by antisocials. Hence I just thought I would share a small writeup on Vishing too.

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