Browser Phishing Made Easy: Tabnapping

 
 
By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2010-05-26
 
 
 
A new attack technique takes advantage of open browser tabs to launch phishing sites without the user's knowledge. The attack can be carried out in Firefox, Internet Explorer and other major browsers.

Raskin's proof-of-concept attack takes advantage of users who keep multiple tabs open. If the user visits a malicious site or one that has been compromised, the attacker can silently change the contents and label of an open, inactive tab to resemble the log-in screen of another site, such as Google Gmail.

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