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What is the difference between Phishing and Pharming?

Asked by Denton Perez, Last updated: May 28, 2020

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Larry Thornton

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Larry Thornton, Student, MBA, Los Angles

Answered Mar 26, 2020

When you say phishing, this means that a person will get an email from what seemed to be a legitimate source like a bank or an app that is related to finances. The main goal of this email is to get more information from the person. Pharming will normally appear on certain websites, and they will look like some of the legitimate advertisements that you will see.

Then when you click on them, you will be redirected towards the hacker’s site. The more that you stay on the site, the more details will be acquired from you. Pharming can be considered to be more difficult to spot because you may not immediately realize that you are at the wrong site, and all of your information has already been acquired.

 

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