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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Accidentally click a phishing link, is it dangerous?

not sure is this the correct place to ask a question like this. I had accidentally clicked a link from my email, it bring me to a strange website that with a very long URL. After Googling for some ...
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How to get help from an ISP to take down a phishing campaign?

My company is suffering from a phishing campaign. Over the last two months we have tried to issue a take down to the ISPs (publicdomainregistry.com and confluence-networks.com) – both of them seem to ...
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How a professional hacker would penetrate a computer in a network?

Which kinds of vulnerabilities or security holes a hacker would use to penetrate and take over a computer in a network, like a normal PC in a default network (Wireless-LAN). I often hear that the ...
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What is the best way to respond to phishing emails sent from a government domain?

In the past day or so, I've received two emails from different .gov addresses that purport to be from Intuit and encourage me to click on a link to "restore access to your QuickBooks account." They ...
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What are the disadvantages of Google Safe Browsing?

I'm currently undertaking my thesis regarding phishing detection. I understand that Google Safe Browsing relies on a constantly updated blacklist in order to classify webpages. Their blacklist does ...
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How often does a user type in the “last 4 digits of SSN” in the “last 4 digits of Phone”?

This may sound dumb to a Security pro, but this is about end-users and worst case interaction with a challenge-response. Background Many 2 factor authentication sites request verification of the ...
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Random persistent Gmail password requests from Google

I am trying to figure out something for my father in law. This persistent popup keeps interrupting anything anyone is doing on his desktop by requesting he put in his password. I told him not to. It ...
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SMS: Apple has detected multiple failed login attempts

I have just got a SMS message (text message) on my phone saying: Apple has detected multiple failed login attempts Given I don't have (and have never had) an iPhone, I expect it is some sort of ...
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How could we provide certainty to users that education material on phishing, isn't phishing itself?

This is a problem that has been bothering me somewhat. I am able to run a phishing simulation campaign against users across the organisation. If the user clicks on a bad link they are directed and ...
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Is this “security update” from security-update@amazon.com an advanced phishing scam or a real security measure from Amazon?

I just got either a helpful security update from Amazon or an advanced phishing attempt by an Amazon impersonator falsifying the email origin. The title is "Your Amazon password has been changed". ...
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Why are the domains https.lk , ftp.lk and http.lk restricted on the Sri Lanka domain registry

I found http://nic.lk which is the domain registry for .lk domains (I am in Sri Lanka).I typed in https.lk and it said 'https.lk' Domain name you searched is restricted. Why is this done. Is it ...
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LDAP allows conveniently centralised authentication - but can this lead to complacent security practises?

Say you work for LargeCorp, you have a LDAP login to access your desktop, access various internal applications etc. It's convienient because you don't have to independantly manage authentication for ...
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How does Single Sign On limit phishing risk

I was reading this article about SSO benefits and this sentence intrigues me : Can reduce phishing – Phishing, a fraudulent process where victims are tricked into giving away sensitive user ...
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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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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 ...