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by Paul Kerstein

Protect Your Reputation and Prevent Pharming

Jul 18, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Networkworldreports that there are steps companies can take to stop pharming. Accomplished through cache poisoning of DNS servers or domainhijacking in which registrars are tricked into moving domains, pharmingmisdirects web users to phony storefronts that harvest personalinformation. While statistics aren’t available on pharming, theAnti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) feels it is serious enough that ithas lumped pharming into the types of Internet scams and fraud thegroup aims to prevent. If your company is running a BIND-based DNS server, the article recommends keeping it patchedand up to date.  Futhermore, companies should holdregistrars more responsible for security on their end. Read more.