Pharming hijacks your Web browser


This type of computer vulnerability is closely related to "phishing," which occurs when network crooks fool someone into giving personal or financial information by directing them to an official looking Web site. Often these Web sites will be almost identical copies of a bank or government site.

More often than not, phishing attempts are delivered via spam e-mail. So, a good way to prevent yourself from becoming the next hooked phish is to delete any e-mail from addresses or people you don't recognize.

Pharming, on the other hand, is more difficult to detect. Norwich Bulletin - www.norwichbulletin.com - Norwich, Conn.

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 13th March 2007 1:15AM