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What is “Pharming” or “Spoofing”?

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What is “Pharming” or “Spoofing”?

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“Pharming” refers to the redirection of an individual to an illegitimate website through technical means. For example, a trader who receives a fraudulent message may be redirected to an illegitimate website instead of accessing the intended website. To avoid this, double check the url when entering personal information into a website. “Spoofing” is pretending to be something it is not, on the internet, usually an email or website. Protect yourself from “Pharming” or “Spoofing”. Here are some things to check for before entering your username and password. • Be sure to check the url before entering your username and password. The “s” at the end of “https” indicates the website you are viewing is secure. • When you see this padlock, it means you are on a site with 128 bit SSL (secured socket layer) encryption (icon may appear at the bottom of your browser) • Check your computer settings and turn off saving usernames and passwords if this feature is turned on. • You can also click here to

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