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By: bachan
April 10, 2017

Pharming Attack

By: bachan
April 10, 2017
bachan s profile image
By: bachan
April 10, 2017
pharming-attack_croppedHello, Guys!I hope you are enjoying my posts. Here I will tell you about an attack which is very hard to detect.The pharming attack.When you type in a URL (www.example.com) into your browser, it then goes to the DNS server to convert it into an IP address. After resolving the domain name into an IP address, you can communicate to the desired website (the way we all know - normal everyday usage).However, in a pharming attack, the attackers poison the DNS server. Attackers manage to alter the DNS tables to redirect requests to a malicious IP address. For example, if you wanted to visit example.com, it would send you to an IP Address where "example.com" looked similar (unnoticeably different) but acted completely different.So when a user tries to browse a web page, DNS redirects it to a fraudulent IP address, instead of the legitimate IP address, and the page looks like very similar to the original web page.Once personal information such as a credit card number, bank account number, or password has been entered at a fraudulent website, criminals have the information which can lead to identity theft.For more information and clear understanding, watch the following:
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