phishing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Respelling of fishing (trying to find). In Usenet newsgroups, cracker and pirate groups used variant spellings of phish and warez (i.e. wares) to evade scans and filters by mainstream servers policing the ARPAnet/Internet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Homophones: fishing

Noun[edit]

phishing (uncountable)

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  1. (computing) The malicious act of keeping a false website or sending a false e-mail with the intent of masquerading as a trustworthy entity and acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details.
  2. The act of circumventing security with an alias.

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Verb[edit]

phishing

  1. present participle of phish

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English phishing.

Noun[edit]

phishing

  1. phishing

Declension[edit]

Inflection of phishing (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative phishing phishingit
genitive phishingin phishingien
partitive phishingiä phishingejä
illative phishingiin phishingeihin
singular plural
nominative phishing phishingit
accusative nom. phishing phishingit
gen. phishingin
genitive phishingin phishingien
partitive phishingiä phishingejä
inessive phishingissä phishingeissä
elative phishingistä phishingeistä
illative phishingiin phishingeihin
adessive phishingillä phishingeillä
ablative phishingiltä phishingeiltä
allative phishingille phishingeille
essive phishinginä phishingeinä
translative phishingiksi phishingeiksi
instructive phishingein
abessive phishingittä phishingeittä
comitative phishingeineen

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English phishing.

Noun[edit]

phishing m (uncountable)

  1. (computer security) phishing (the act of sending email that falsely claims to be from a legitimate organisation)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English phishing.

Noun[edit]

phishing m (uncountable)

  1. (computing) phishing