A Glossary


Vishing, also known as voice phishing, is a type of social engineering attack in which an attacker uses a phone call to trick someone into giving up sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, or social security numbers. The attacker often poses as a trusted individual or organization, such as a bank, a government agency, or a tech support representative, and creates a sense of urgency or fear to coerce the victim into divulging information.

Vishing can affect managed IT services by compromising the security of the organization’s data and systems. If an employee falls victim to a vishing attack and gives away their credentials, the attacker can gain unauthorized access to the company’s networks and data, potentially leading to data theft, fraud, or other malicious activities.

To mitigate the risk of vishing attacks, managed IT services providers may implement security measures such as two-factor authentication, employee training, and regular security audits.

We have been using Quikteks as our IT support team for many years. They have always been responsive, polite, thorough and professional. Their techs are all personable and speak to us in language we can understand. I recommend them to any business owner that wants to spend time on his business and leave the IT to the pro's.

Daniel F

The Best Tech Support Option For Your Business

Google Logo Five Stars

Proud of our 5-Star Reviews. See more reviews.


Receive office technology tips, how-tos, keyboard shortcuts and more directly to your inbox.

Download White Paper Now

Discover the essential insights to safeguard your business from failure and gain invaluable knowledge, expert advice, and proven strategies that every business owner must know.