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Pharming resembles phishing, except it does not use a malformed URL to redirect web traffic. Traffic is redirected to a malicious copy of an authentic website. This can be done in many ways, including:

Voice Pharming

Voice pharming attackers hijack VOIP sessions. Unsuspecting users can be redirected to bogus voice mail systems, or simply have session initiation protocol (SIP) sessions redirected to another party. This can be a man-in-the-middle attack. Voice pharming mis-uses the trust we traditionally have in our telecommunications infrastructure; assuming the call we place goes to the telephone number we enter. With VOIP, this may no longer be true.

Published on Tue 12 April 2011 by Elliot Wood in Security with tag(s): pharming