Devious New Phishing Tactic Targets Tabs

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Devious New Phishing Tactic Targets Tabs.

    Most Internet users know to watch for the telltale signs of a traditional phishing attack: An e-mail that asks you to click on a link and enter your e-mail or banking credentials at the resulting Web site. But a new phishing concept that exploits user inattention and trust in browser tabs is likely to fool even the most security-conscious Web surfers.

    -- Tom
     
  2. Barring URL spoofing though, it would still have the wrong URL. Wouldn't it? Also isn't this an example of the cross-site scripting that some browsers are supposed to be mostly immune to?

    (Mind, Firefox *is* still vulnerable to URL spoofing, as I've seen with some phishing emails. Still.)
     
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    @lotuseclat79 :thumb:

    Failed on my comp :D Needs javascript and iframes enabled :thumbd: or it won’t work. So i guess most people will be susceptible to it :(
     
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