As Ben explains, pharming can exploit vulnerabilities in certain network equipment that translates email and Web addresses into IP addresses. Security experts at Supercomm are pointing out that by hijacking a domain-name server that organizes and stores IP addresses, pharmers can obtain control of VoIP calls.
You don't want that to happen. Why? Your VoIP calls, or callers, could be directed to unintended and perhaps malicious, IP addresses.
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