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Phishing

Phishing Phishing is a type of online attack that is primarily used to trick users into giving away valuable information or accidentally authorizing an attack in order to steal user data, such as login credentials and financial information. It is imperative to block phishing sites and bad or compromised websites for safe browsing and shopping. Sophos Home protects against phishing attacks by checking all URLs against a database of known phishing sites, continuously maintained and updated by SophosLabs.

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