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IDG Contributor Network: Mobile pharming – same attacks – different seeds

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Aug 9, 2016.

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    I recently wrote a blog on mobile phishing titled: Mobile phishing – same attacks – different hooks. There was so much feedback that I’ve decided to a write a few more posts around mobile security differences. Since I’ve already talked about phishing, let’s take a closer look at pharming.

    Like phishing, pharming has been around for a long time and also like phishing, that’s because it simply works. In the most general sense, pharming works by having a victim’s web traffic redirected to a fake, malicious site. This can happen via a compromise on the victim’s system that redirects their system’s traffic or another mechanism like a compromised DNS server (DNS Spoofing or DNS Cache Poisoning) that redirects many systems to fake, malicious sites.

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