The Pharming Guide: Understanding & Preventing DNS Related Attacks

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The Pharming Guide: Understanding & Preventing DNS Related Attacks - 10/25/05 03:55 AM

The Pharming Guide: Understanding & Preventing DNS Related Attacks

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Exploiting well known flaws in DNS services and the way in which host names are resolved to IP address, Phishers have upped the ante in the cyber war for control of a customer's online identity for financial gain. This paper, extending the original material of "The Phishing Guide", examines in depth the workings of the name services of which internet-based customers are dependant upon, and how they can be exploited by Pharmers to conduct identity theft and financial fraud on a massive scale.