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What are phishing and pharming and how are they different?

Answer: Phishing and pharming are two different ways hackers attempt to manipulate users via the Internet. Phishing involves getting a user to enter personal information via a fake website. Pharming involves modifying DNS entries, which causes users to be directed to the wrong website when they visit a certain Web address.

For detailed information on phishing and pharming, view the Sharpened Glossary definitions:

Entered: November 4, 2005 – by Per Christensson

Category: Internet

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