If you are sending someone email from my id and that someone trust on me to share his/her personal information with me but as you have sent him/her email by my id but not i, and i will not receive that information you will receive that this is phishing.
How people do phishing?
If you do not have technical skills and you have an email address let’s say with gmail and someone send you email from a trusted company like from facebook saying like please send us your password to confirm you are owner of that email. Now you are seeing that email is received from [email protected] but you will not care to see what is reply to email address so the reply to email can be [email protected] and he/she will receive your reply means if you send you personal information they will use it for what purpose they want. How do they do phishing? Well the programming languages like PHP have options to send email by its functions so php mail function need a header to send information about email so whatever sender email you put in header php will send to the receiver with reply to email as well.
How to save yourself from phishing?
- You should never share your very personal information like passwords, credit card information and other personal information via emails.
- If sharing via email is very necessary always make sure where reply is going. Dont worry if reply to email is correct then your email will never go to phisher.
- Always use big email service providers like google mail cause they will take care of such things by mentioning a notice above on email you should always care about such notices and read them before you close notices.
If you are programmer never use your skills to hurt anyone reputation or hurt their business or cheat anyone. This is not ethical good.
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