Phishing, Pharming, and Vishing, Oh My! a Guide to the "INGs" and How to Remain Protected
Source: Perimeter eSecurity
More recently, a New York Times article highlighted the flaw and the resulting leaks in the "Cobbled-together patch." The flaw in the DNS (Domain Name System), which acts like the Internet's telephone book, could allow Internet traffic to be secretly redirected so thieves could, for example, hijack a bank's Web address and collect customer passwords. According to experts, it's only a matter of time before computer criminals take advantage of this flaw to set up pharming attacks on the web sites of many organizations, especially financial institutions. This new flaw is just another threat organizations face in the uphill battle against computer crime. With each emerging technology, a new technique for computer criminals to use is termed with an "-Ing" at the end.