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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Is this Facebook email real or phishing?

I received this email from what is supposedly Facebook today. Here's a screenshot: I was not aware I had credits or credits existed on Facebook and apparently I have $2.30 worth. It looks legitimate ...
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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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WifiPhisher not creating a fake access point

I recently came to know about WifiPhisher. To test it, I set up an access point using my Windows laptop and tried to obtain its password using this tool in my Ubuntu machine. So, when I run the ...
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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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Yahoo Email Keeps Getting Phished

I keep getting spam emails from myself (and I am sending them to others as well) on my Yahoo Mail account. I have already went through two password changes which I thought were secure. My very last ...
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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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Phishing message in Outlook signature?

One of my organization's users just showed us an interesting problem: every message they tried to send (in OWA 365) contained the following scary text: Your mailbox has exceeded one or more size ...
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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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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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Is this phishing or the real PayPal?

This has all traits of phishing, apart from the extended validation SSL cert. Is this site run by the real PayPal?
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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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How to distinguish between a scam and a genuine call?

My bank called me the other day and the person who spoke to me failed to give me a single evidence that he is calling from my bank. The bank number is hidden just like many other companies maybe ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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deliver a malicious payload via a cloned website

I've been tasked with conducting an internal pentest, I'm relatively new to this so please bare with me. Some time ago, I used setoolkit and I would have the option to clone a website and attach a ...
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How to prove ownership of a website?

We all know how banks identify themselves to users. No, not through TLS certificates. The users pay no attention to those. No, I'm talking about branding-- all those fancy logos and stock photos that ...
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Why do phishing emails have spelling and grammar mistakes?

Are the spelling and grammar mistakes in phishing emails done on purpose? Is there some wisdom behind it? Or they are simply indicative of the fact that they've been written by someone who does not ...
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Looking for URL Blacklists of Malicious Websites [closed]

Is there a maintained list of URLs that contain malicious content. These URLs may be involved in Phishing, Scams, Viri, or other Malware. Please indicate in your answer if the list is freely ...
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How can a user detect when a web server is phishing his credentials?

These days so many websites/apps (including StackExchange) allow logging in using your Facebook, GoogleId, or LinkedIn credentials. Whatever method you choose, you are presented a box to enter your ...
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Suspicious SMS getting received on selected browsing

I am receiving several suspicious SMS messages with links telling me that I have requested subscription to their services (which I have not) asking me to confirm subscription. These SMS appear only ...
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Spear phishing data set

Are there any existing data sets of spear phishing emails available? I've found a bunch of data sets of phishing emails, but that's not what I'm looking for. I'm not looking for mass phishing ...
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How to indicate that content in an iframe is untrusted

As part of a website I am developing, untrusted content is displayed in a sandboxed iframe. The content is loaded using the srcdoc attribute, but the iframe is sandboxed using sandbox="allow-scripts", ...
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Fell for phishing scam. Is my gmail account with 2-step verification vulnerable?

I can't believe it happened to me but I entered Gmail account's user-name and password into a website as part of a phishing scam. I use Gmail's 2-step verification and have changed my password. Is ...
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Javascript phishing attack sucker: Do I need to be worried? [closed]

So, I'm an idiot. I opened a javascript phishing attack file. I would really, really appreciate some help with decoding the Javascript to figure out whether I'm in trouble, and what sort. I'm on OS X ...
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Why do phishing sites use images instead of just copying the HTML?

Why do phishing sites use pictures of the full site (e.g., they took screenshot and broke it up) instead of just copying the real HTML and modifying the target for form submission of username/...
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Apparently PayPal-affiliated site with very suspect security

History I got an email this afternoon to my gmail from "paypal@e.paypal.com" with mailed-by: na.e.paypal.com and signed-by: e.paypal.com. Gmail did not report it as spam/phishing/suspicious and it ...
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Is there anything I can do about IDN homograph attacks?

I have been reading about IDN homograph attacks, and I cannot think of any better way than Tell my users not to trust emails asking for passwords, etc Buy all domains similar to mine (expensive and ...
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How do I protect myself from the aftermath of the OPM hack?

As a federal employee, I, along with some 4 million other Americans had our information compromised in the recent OPM (office of personal management) hack. Former and current addresses, names of ...
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Can a 0800 and 00800 be from different companies in UK [closed]

I recently received a call from a 00800 number, that seemed like a prerecorded message asking me to press some keys to continue. I disconnected. I later googled the number and I noticed that a ...
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A “new domain registration” spam?

About 6 days ago I purchased a new domain under .org TLD from a local registrar. Few days later, I have received this strange message (which BTW fell to Gmail spam bin), which looks like some kind of ...
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Preventing phishing of few critical websites

Suppose $S$ is a set of known websites which are very important. Assume there is an anti-phishing tool company $A$ which is aware of such websites. Can the company A reliably develop an anti-phishing ...
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“Phishing” red flags and countermeasures

Given the recent spate of intrusions into various networks which have included compromise of subscriber identity and contact information, I figured it would be good for us to have a thread on how to ...
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How to secure yourself against jQuery preventDefault phishing?

This is bugging me for a while now due to the potential security risk it involves. Basicly by accident I discovered that this code is perfectly valid and works without a problem: jQuery: $(document)...
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Does iPhone home button act as Secure Attention Key?

On an iPhone, does pressing the home button act as a Secure Attention Sequence? The home button is a physical button. You can press the home button whereever you are and go back to the home screen. ...
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Effectiveness of Security Images

Do security images such as those presented upon logging into banks provide any tangible security benefits, or are they mostly theater? Per my understanding, if somebody is phishing your users, it's ...
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Information on the Elderwood Project/Platform [closed]

I've read Symantec's whitepaper on the Elderwood Project and the blog update on the Elderwood Platform. They both make for a very interesting read, especially in the zero-day exploit meta-analysis ...
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Email phishing scam asking customers for card details

I work for a small ecommerce company and over the weekend we received a few emails from customers claiming to have received an email asking them to confirm their card details to process their orders. ...
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Difference between DNS spoofing and phishing [closed]

I am writing a bachelor thesis and I am having a hard time figuring out the difference between phishing and DNS spoofing. From what I understand, DNS spoofing is a way to achieve a succesfull phishing ...
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I think i might have accidentally clicked a phishing link, how can i be sure? [closed]

Long story short I might have accidentaly clicked a phishing link is there any kind of test I can do or anything I can do to check?
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Can malware change the website visited by browser?

I heard in a security talk today (I didn't have the opportunity to ask questions): The speaker mentioned that he observed (2 years ago) that a possible malware on a given computer was behaving such ...