Pharming definition

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The production of pharmaceuticals from genetically altered plants or animals.
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A method of identity theft in which one sets up a website closely resembling a legitimate website, as of a bank, and surreptitiously redirects users trying to visit the authentic website to the fake one to trick them into revealing passwords or other personal information.
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The production of pharmaceuticals from genetically altered plants or animals.
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An Internet scam that involves misdirecting a user to a fraudulent Web site or proxy server by exploiting weaknesses in DNS (Domain Name Server) server software and hijacking transactions, or by changing certain files in the client software on a victim's computer.The term pharming is a play on farming and phishing. (Hackers commonly replace f with ph, phor reasons that are entirely unphathomable to the rest of us.) See also e-mail, hyperlink, Internet, phishing, pretexting, scam, social engineering, and spam.
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The use of genetic engineering to alter an animal or plant in order to make it produce a pharmaceutical or similar product.
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(computing) The redirection of traffic for one website to another, with intent to deceive.
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Origin of pharming

  • Alteration (influenced by phish) of farm (after the server farms generally used to launch pharming attacks)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of pharmaceutical farming gerund of farm

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary

  • By extension, from phishing

    From Wiktionary