Protect Your Reputation and Prevent Pharming

Networkworld reports that there are steps companies can take to stop pharming. Accomplished through cache poisoning of DNS servers or domain hijacking in which registrars are tricked into moving domains, pharming misdirects web users to phony storefronts that harvest personal information. While statistics aren’t available on pharming, the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) feels it is serious enough that it has lumped pharming into the types of Internet scams and fraud the group aims to prevent. If your company is running a BIND-based DNS server, the article recommends keeping it patched and up to date.  Futhermore, companies should hold registrars more responsible for security on their end. Read more.

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