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Phishing Attacks Survey: Types, Vectors, and Technical Approaches

Department of Information Systems, College of Computer and Information Sciences, Majmaah University, Majmaah 11952, Saudi Arabia
Future Internet 2020, 12(10), 168; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi12100168
Received: 4 September 2020 / Revised: 24 September 2020 / Accepted: 27 September 2020 / Published: 30 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Solutions)
Phishing attacks, which have existed for several decades and continue to be a major problem today, constitute a severe threat in the cyber world. Attackers are adopting multiple new and creative methods through which to conduct phishing attacks, which are growing rapidly. Therefore, there is a need to conduct a comprehensive review of past and current phishing approaches. In this paper, a review of the approaches used during phishing attacks is presented. This paper comprises a literature review, followed by a comprehensive examination of the characteristics of the existing classic, modern, and cutting-edge phishing attack techniques. The aims of this paper are to build awareness of phishing techniques, educate individuals about these attacks, and encourage the use of phishing prevention techniques, in addition to encouraging discourse among the professional community about this topic. View Full-Text
Keywords: phishing attacks; phishing types; phishing vectors; phishing technical approaches phishing attacks; phishing types; phishing vectors; phishing technical approaches
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Alabdan, R. Phishing Attacks Survey: Types, Vectors, and Technical Approaches. Future Internet 2020, 12, 168.

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