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Phishing All the Way to the Bank

Those nasty scams have just been 'kicked up a notch.' The latest trick up the phishing authors' sleeves involves manupulating your computer's host file. After making some alterations, a crook waits for the victime to type in the URL -- or even uses a shortcut -- for their online bank. A sneaky and seamless redirect takes the unsuspecting user to a fake site designed to look exactly like their bank's, where they unwittingly enter in all their information (logins, accounts numbers, etc). And of course, the 'phisher' is right there to reel all that data in.