Phishing is an attempt to steal user's personal information such as username, password, credit card number etc. The main idea of such attack is that the attacker pretends to be a trusted web-site which asks the user to re-enter the personal information and in this way steels it.

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Email from supposedly Apple (mycloud.ssl.com)

I got an email where it says that Apple recently failed to validate my payment information and therefore they need to ask me to complete a short verification process in order to verify my account. At ...
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Revising Phising Email & it's payload… did I do this right?

Recently my company got a widespread phishing email sent to them, thankfully no one clicked the link (which is great!) Since I'm a student and a current intern working in IT Security I wanted to see ...
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Was GMail hacked?

I was logging in to my gmail and this phising alert screen showed. Is safe to continue? I know that is very rare that this shows when opening GMail, but I prefer to be safe. It seems that this ...
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Hacked site/hosting? Or hacked browser?

I need some help. I have a security plugin installed and I received an email notification telling me that A file change was detected on my system for my site. I logged in and noticed no unusual ...
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How to identify coded content in a phishing page [closed]

First of all, I'm a completely dummy in information security. Today morning I've received an email that make me curious. It was a kind of phishing page which was not detected by the Gmail's spam ...
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Unexpected phishing attempt by SMS

I just received this text message (screenshot), which claims to be from the national postal service, informing me that I have a package waiting for me. I have a user account on their website, so them ...
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Who do I inform when a website is compromised

I often receive phishing emails claiming to be big companies like PayPal. When I check the link I remove anything which could be used to confirm that it was me who clicked and open the link in a ...
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Is it enough to look at the sender's email address?

I use Gmail. When I receive an email, Gmail displays the sender's email address. So far I've always looked at this address when receiving sensitive mails, to avoid phishing. For example, I know by ...
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Is this a legitimate Microsoft email or is this a Phishing email and how can I tell?

I am a mobile application developer using Microsoft Azure with my MSDN subscription to develop my back-end of the application. Today I got the following email: So given my above background this ...
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Something phishy going on with email [duplicate]

I own my own domain. For a month or so I've been getting emails from addresses I don't know with "see attached image" or "find the attached invoice", with a zip/rar file attached. Of course, I ...
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How can I safely view the code of a VBA macro?

I have received a phishing email with the usual bogus bill in the form of a Word document. I am curious about what the probable virus wants to do so I would like to inspect the code. At the moment ...
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Is pull inherently more secure than push?

Users of a service are waiting for something to happen - a money transfer for example. An attacker might forge an email notification, that executes an XSRF attack. Alternatively, I could leave it up ...
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What are these links that have been sent to me multiple times on facebook?

2 friends of mine have sent me very suspicious links on facebook, which ask me for credentials on an external site. Entering hello@example.com in the username, and 1234 for the password let me in, and ...
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Ongoing Executive Impersonation Attack

A friend of mine runs a small business that was recently targeted by a relatively sophisticated "executive impersonation" wire transfer spearphishing attack. The attacker registered a domain that was ...
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Sites that allow user-generated content

Is there a way to identify which popular sites will host arbitrary user-generated content? I am doing some analysis to detect phishing sites. It would be nice to use the popularity of a website as a ...
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One of my open files turned into a list of URLs and codes after clicking a link on a phishing email?

So I received a non-filtered email earlier today supposedly from Itunes under my email address with an invoice for Netflix subscription. Some of the links were genuine, but ultimately I clicked on a ...
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Databases with spam, phishing email examples [duplicate]

I'm working on a little project trying to see if I can predict the likelihood that an email is in fact a security risk (phishing, spam, social engineering, etc). I order to do this I need to have a ...
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Unable to Spoof DNS in Kali

I am new to Kali But not new to Information Security. Warming up with Kali, I tried to dns_spoof. But that didn't quite work. Here is what I did. Tampered ip_forward to 1 in /proc/sys/net/ipv4 ...
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“fake” phishing mails from CST

I work in the computer security team of my company and my team leader ask me to send "fake" phishing mails to my colleagues. The mails intended to lure them into clicking on the embedded links (the ...
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Does it Matter That Universal Windows Platform (UWP) is Open to Phishing Attacks?

A few years ago (a little over three now to be exact), I brought up what I consider to be a rather obvious (and serious) security issue with the Universal Windows Platform (UWP): The ability to use ...
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Attackers on sc.imp.live.com [closed]

"Deceptive site ahead Attackers on sc.imp.live.com may trick you into doing something dangerous like installing software or revealing your personal information (for example, passwords, phone ...
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SETOOL Kit:Error: “Unable to Clone the site. Check your network connection”

I have to tried to check whether a site is vulnerable to Phishing attack or not using "Setool kit" in Kali Linux. But when I tried to clone a site using this Setool Kit in Kali Linux, I got an error ...
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Spear Phishing attempt, how to respond? [closed]

I'm a software developer for a software development company responsible for multiple products, and I typically handle our IT needs as we're quite a small company. We had a suspicious incident today ...
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Why can't my email server automatically identify spoofed addresses?

I get this question from business stakeholders a lot, and I have tried to solve this problem on my own. I have a potential approach, but I want to challenge my assumptions. In my mind, it should be ...
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Do people use “phising” as a real term, or just a mistaken spelling of “phishing”

Is "phising" a commonly accepted term, or just a mis-spelling of "phishing"? I've always understood "phishing" is a common security term. However, recently I've started seeing serious articles and ...
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How do I verify that in-app social login dialogs are secure?

If I have a mobile app that supports some kind of social login feature, say, to login to the app from my Facebook account, and if the app opens the Facebook login page inside the app in a mobile, is ...
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Phishing Gmail account [duplicate]

I received a mail from a friend who I was playing together in a multiplayer game. And it had a link to phishing page which would ask to login to view the file that the sent me. And my antivirus found ...
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User's submitted ID in URLs, can it open some vulnerability? [closed]

On the website I'm building users can submit links to various of their personal page: YouTube accounts, Twitter, Facebook and a lot more. When he does so he furnishes the ID to his account. For ...
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fake website used for phishing purposes

Our real web site is www.abc.com. Recently Intel notified us of another web site www.fake.com having some parts of the site appearing the same as our real site. This is obviously a phishing site. Not ...
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“Secure” emails from unfamiliar source(s)

The context is long, so I'll ask my question first. If an encrypted message is received from an unfamiliar sender and it's spam, how can I avoid receiving further messages of the same sort? If it's ...
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Liliane Bettencourt scam? [closed]

I got a text message from an Elizabeth.Zamora@Bridgeportct.gov sub; RE: donations!!! "donation was made to you by Mrs. Liliane Betterncourtm, contact her at: lilianebettencour@163.com" for ...
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Should we trust online banks with our credit card information?

I'm thinking of buying a product for someone using the steam platform. Being in Germany, the best (least expensive) option would be to use a local bank. Logging in, choosing a product and checking out ...
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Rate The Viability Of My Phish-Proof System [closed]

I have recently finished building my first (and so far only) phish-proof login system and I would like the experts to test it. The system is hosted at http://www.daera.net/noph/nophlogin.htm Is it ...
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SEToolkit cloned website can be viewed over internet, but does not harvest credentials

I've been working with SEToolkit's website cloner/credential harvester. Everything works fine locally: The clone opens on the victim pc, victim inputs credentials, after submitting the victim is ...
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Did scammers take control of a subdomain to host phishing site?

This morning I received a text message (ostensibly) from my bank: We need to contact you. Please visit https://paymentassistance.nationwide.co.uk for more information My spidey sense immediately ...
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Phish Proof Website. Possible? [closed]

Seeing how big names like Gmail, Yahoo! (despite the login seal) and Hotmail (Live Mail) are prone to phishing attacks, this raises the question of whether it is possible (theoretically) to safeguard ...
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How does Stripe Checkout prevent phishing attacks?

The Stripe Checkout overlay (https://stripe.com/checkout) pops up within a site and does not show the associated URL. A malicious website could create its own overlay that looks like Stripe's, and ...
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Installing a cocoapod and 'github' asks for login credentials?

I just added a cocoapod and got this >ls Podfile superApp Podfile.lock superApp.xcodeproj Pods superApp.xcworkspace >pod install Updating local specs ...
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Best way to prevent phishing by turning off HTML links

phishing attacks are very common nowadays. Innocent victims click on suspicious links in emails and get infected. I know that to prevent phishing, one of the ways is to educate users on the proper ...
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How to check if iCloud password popup is legitimate?

I was away from the computer when this popup appeared and I've no idea what triggered it. How do I know if it's legitimate popup from App Store or a phishing attempt by some malware? Back in my ...
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If You Use Secure Sites with Extended Validation Certificates How Much Do You Still Have To Worry About Phishing Sites Impersonating Them?

Was mulling over the issue of protecting users from password-stealing phishing sites when an interesting question that hadn't occurred to me before popped into my head: Let's say that I decide to ...
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Does this concept attack work to harvest credentials and 2FA using offline fake site?

My concept is this: Client connects to Malicious\Eviltwin AP Client connects to www.facebook.com but this one is a fake offline site by the fake dns server Client enters user and password ---> ...
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Finding your 'pornstar name' by combining, e.g. your first pet's name and your mother's maiden name. Was this originally a form of phishing? [closed]

It worked like this -- you were at a party and each person said their first pet's name, e.g. 'Binky' and their mother's maiden name 'Robinson' and the (supposedly hilarious) result was the 'pornstar' ...
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How does a CSRF logout pose a potential threat to a website?

Websites like SuperLogout logs the user out from several websites at one go. I want to know in what way does this pose a potential threat to the users of the website? How can this be combined with a ...
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How much information, at maximum, can a phisher/scammer obtain?

My iPhone was recently stolen and since then I've been receiving messages and emails saying that 'a sound was played on your iPhone' or 'your iPhone was found. Visit here to confirm your location'. ...
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Is there a way to download a PHP file without it being executed?

I recently got a phishing mail of unusually bad quality; "Please imediatly sign in under the following link, as we are your bank, you know"-ish. The link points to an unconvincing URL with .php at the ...
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Phishing/Malware redirection through AdExchange on Android

Issue: Yesterday I discovered a strange behaviour in the Chefkoch.de App. During the search for recipe, Firefox opens up with a (German) phishing warning screen. This happened not only on this ...
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Site hack with email phishing scam [closed]

We have a small business website that has been compromised. They are somehow getting customers order details and contacting them requesting their credit card details. We have had our web team and a ...
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Conducting a succesful phishing test

How do you usually conduct a safe phishing exercise to test the staff's security awareness? How do you ensure that staff are not offended by such an exercise? Would you in some circumstances also ...
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How to prevent phishing mails from being successful? [duplicate]

I'd like to know what the best methods are to prevent success of phising mails. This question contains the following subquestions: What are the best ways to determine incoming phising mails (on a ...