What does "phishing" mean?
Phishing is a term used for fraudulent Internet "scams" that set out to deceive users into providing personal information that ends up in many cases, being used for identity theft.
How does phishing work?
Most commonly, an email that appears to be from a well-known and trusted company is sent to a large list of email addresses. The email may direct the recipient to a spoofed Web page, where he or she is asked for personal information.
Where can I learn more about phishing?
You can learn more about Phishing. It explains in more detail what phishing is, and also provides tips on how not to fall prey to Internet scams.
Does Symantec have a product to protect me against phishing?
Yes. Norton Internet Security can help protect users from receiving phishing emails.