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Tabnapping phishing attack revealed

Unread postby Sludge3000 » May 25th, 2010, 12:22 pm

A leading developer of Firefox has warned of a sneaky potential new form of phishing attack.

Aza Raskin, the creative lead for Firefox, explains that the approach exploits the fact that most surfers keep many tabs open during a browsing session, without really keeping track of what sites they have visited.

The so-called tabnapping attack works by using JavaScript to switch the destination page in a tab after a few seconds of inactivity. This might be done using attack script planted in an otherwise legitimate website, for example.


Story @ The Register

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Re: Tabnapping phishing attack revealed

Unread postby jmw3 » May 27th, 2010, 1:42 am

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