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What is Pharming in cyber security?

Redirecting website traffic to fraudulent websites.

Pharming is a cyber attack that redirects legitimate website traffic to fraudulent websites without the user's knowledge. This is often done by compromising DNS servers or altering the host's file on a victim's computer. Pharming can be used to steal personal information, login credentials, and financial details. Protecting against pharming involves using secure DNS servers, keeping systems updated, and educating users about the dangers of clicking on suspicious links or entering information on unfamiliar websites.