What is phishing and how can Internet Explorer help protect me from it?

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Windows Vista Security basics - Online privacy FAQ - What is phishing and how can Internet Explorer help protect me from it?

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Online phishing (pronounced like the word fishing) is a way to trick computer users into revealing personal or financial information through an e-mail message or website. This information is then usually used for identity theft. SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer 8 or Phishing Filter in Internet Explorer 7 can help identify suspicious and reported phishing websites. For more information on SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer 8, see SmartScreen Filter: frequently asked questions. For more information on Phishing Filter in Internet Explorer 7, see Phishing Filter: frequently asked questions.

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