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Windows 7: Mozilla Expert Describes New Phishing Method

27 May 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Mozilla Expert Describes New Phishing Method

Mozilla's Creative Lead for Firefox, Aza Raskin, has devised a new phishing method that capitalizes on users' lack of attention to the order and content of their browser's tabs. Called "tabnabbing," the attack uses JavaScript to alter the content of a page opened in a browser tab, when the user moves away from it.

"Most phishing attacks depend on an original deception. If you detect that you are at the wrong URL, or that something is amiss on a page, the chase is up. Youíve escaped the attackers. In fact, the time that wary people are most wary is exactly when they first navigate to a site. What we donít expect is that a page weíve been looking at will change behind our backs, when we arenít looking. Thatíll catch us by surprise," Mr. Raskin, explains on his blog.

The attack proposed by the design expert has a Web page detect when the user changes focus from it and deceptively change its appearance. The booby-trapped page doesn't even have to be a rogue one. It can be part of a legit website that has been compromised via a technique that allows code injection.
Mozilla Expert Describes New Phishing Method - Dubs the attack "tabnabbing" - Softpedia

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27 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

will be keeping my eyes peeled from now on.... gotta watch those sneaky beggars over at facebook
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