Posts Tagged ‘tabjacking’

Interesting Phishing Concept Tabjacking

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Here’s another thing to be on the lookout for …

By now most Internet users know what phishing stands for, or so they think. If you ask them to define phishing most will likely mention that it is about fake emails links that lead to look-a-like copies of popular websites. What most users do not know that their definition of phishing is not entirely correct. Phishing, which stands for Password fISHING, is not exclusive to email. The term hints at that little known fact. Phishing can occur everywhere including Instant Messengers, forums, by social engineering and on plain websites.

Aza Raskin just posted an interesting article on his blog detailing a new phishing attack that he calls Tabjacking. The concept of this new attack is ingenious.