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Do we need to worry about pharming?
browser hi-jacking

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Msg#: 136 posted 8:27 pm on Feb 4, 2005 (gmt 0)


OK, what is pharming? Well, phishing uses social engineering to convince users to enter personal
information onto a faked site that collects the data for the criminals. Pharming goes one better, so they when a user enters a perfectly legit URL of their choice (like their bank) they are hijacked and taken to the criminals' faked site. No social engineering involved.


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