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Old McDonald Had a Pharm?!

  • From: Daniel Golding
  • Date: Tue Feb 15 13:42:35 2005

There have been a couple recent articles about a phenomenon allegedly known
as "pharming", which people are supposedly worried about. This includes some
combination of DNS cache poisoning and/or worm-powered URL rewriting.

This may also be a form of "fear-driven marketing" by companies inventing
solutions to "fix" the problem which may not exist. (Mac Anti-virus
software, anyone? ;)

Is anyone aware of actual "pharming" in the wild? Please reply off-list and
I will summarize answers to the list.

Daniel Golding
Network and Telecommunications Strategies
Burton Group