A real remedy for phishers
Last week California became the first state to enact a law specifically addressing phishing. Phishing, for those of you who have been away from the internet for the past few years, is when an attacker sends you an e-mail falsely claiming to be a legitimate business in order to trick you into giving away your account info -- passwords, mostly. When this is done by hacking DNS, it's called pharming.
By Bruce Schneier at Wired.
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- Article: Details From the Anti-Phishing Act of 2005 (5 October 2005)