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Baiting is a method of obtaining personal credentials. It is similar to phishing and, like them, is used in social engineering.

In baiting, the attacker lures the victim with a gift or an interesting, free program, a video or music download, which the victim can download from a certain server. The corresponding device is infected with malware, which thus unintentionally gets onto the victim's computer and spies on his personal data.

In some baiting attacks, the victim is asked to submit certain personal logins for the free download. Another form of baiting is linkbaiting, in which a website operator is offered a free link or a link exchange.

Englisch: baiting
Updated at: 25.09.2017
#Words: 108
Links: method, phishing, social engineering, indium (In), attacker
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