Pharming and Malicious Code Quiz

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What is pharming?

How does pharming trick users into giving away their personal details?

What is one common technique used in pharming?

How do unauthorized users often hide malicious code used in pharming?

What can be done to prevent pharming attacks?

What is the purpose of the malicious code used in pharming?

Pharming involves installing malicious code on a person's hard drive or server.

The fake website created in pharming is designed to look different from the legitimate one.

Pharming often involves exploiting vulnerabilities in the Domain Name Server (DNS).

Unauthorized users often hide the malicious code used in pharming in email attachments or links.

Having a firewall installed and operational can help prevent pharming attacks.

Pharming is a technique used to redirect internet traffic intended for a legitimate server toward a fake one instead.

Summary

  • Pharming refers to an unauthorized user installing malicious code to redirect users to fake websites, collecting personal details entered into the fake site.
  • Malicious code can be installed via email attachments or links.
  • Fake websites designed to resemble legitimate ones to trick users into providing personal data.
  • DNS cache poisoning: a technique used in pharming to exploit vulnerabilities in the DNS and divert traffic to a fake server.
  • Precautions to prevent pharming include: having a firewall installed and operational, in addition to being cautious with email attachments and links.

Description

Test your knowledge about pharming, a technique where unauthorized users install malicious code to redirect users to fake websites. This quiz explores the concept of pharming and its implications for internet security.

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