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Why is phishing still so effective?

Josep Albors - ESET
Despite being one of the oldest threats, phishing has recently re-emerged as one of the most commonly used attack vectors by criminals. Phishing uses mainly fruitful emails and websites to trick its victims, although the social engineering component also plays a very important role. In this paper we will review the most prevalent phishing cases today to learn how they work, how they try to deceive us and how to protect us, whether from the most classic or the most advanced phishing, with measures and solutions easy to apply by users of any level.