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Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Latest News It's an old problem in the security industry -- vendors, public-relations firms and the media coin all these catch phrases and buzz words to describe the latest threat or technological solution. Then the smarter industry voices get all uptight about it. Does anyone remember the individual who coined the word "phishing" to describe one of the oldest social engineering tricks in the book? Me neither. (Speaking of social engineering tricks, check out Joan Goodchild's latest article, DefCon contest to spotlight social engineering.)

I also don't remember who came up with all the "PH" words that followed, like pharming and phlooding. But I AM among those who learned to roll his eyes at every "PH" word other than phishing (because that was an original).

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