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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Scam caller claimed to have elderly friend's “Windows unique identifier”

An elderly friend received a telephone call similar to this Information Security SE post and this one. The caller claimed that my friend's computer had a problem that needed to be fixed. My friend ...
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What to do when iPhone is successfully phished

My girlfriend watched "some" pages on her iPhone and facebook.you-won.com page appeared. She didn't know how to get rid of that JavaScript alert, so she clicked OK. After that she closed the page, and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prevent phishing attacks through abuse of IOS URL scheme

I am building an IOS application that will have the following flow: A user completes registration from the web. Upon completion of registration, a link is sent to his email. Once the link is clicked ...
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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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Unsolicited opt-out from data brokers

I received several automated emails at an early hour from several data brokers (e.g., Spokeo) asking me to confirm an opt-out for my email address and name. I did not request these, but did so about ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Wordpress blog hacked?

There is a Wordpress blog running on Wordpress 4.0. Anyone having the company webmail can signup to the blog using their Google+ account and submit blog posts. Once posted they will be sent to some ...
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I have registered a .com domain and received an e-mail from domainadmin.com

I have registered a .com domain and received an e-mail from domainadmin.com, it looks extremely like a phishing e-mail, but after a research I am ultimately confused whether this thing is legitimate ...
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Security Flaw in all “logging by” system - phishing opportunity

We all face such popups. How can you assure that it's NOT phishing, if It's not in the browser. UIWebView (View that displays this logging view) is controlled by application we really don't even ...
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This facebook page looks different - phishing attempt?

After logging on to a public wifi, I was redirected to this page appearing to be from facebook, and being done via https: which looks markedly different from my normal facebook page I understand ...
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Hack: anymonous URL on my Joomla Website[Resolve] [closed]

My website has been hacked again. There are many foreign URLs such as here. I've checked the database and there is nothing strange in my database. Does anyone know what kind of hack attack is like ...
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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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One Time Password via Text Message: Possible exploits?

Is there a credible scenario in which the OTP (One Time Password) for online credit card transactions ( specifically for Verified by Visa) can be bypassed? Context: A guy I know was cheated via the ...
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Phishing email from Avast - Headers look totally legit?

Below is the email with headers. I never registered on the site, so it's clearly phishing, but the links in the email point to the real Avast site. The delivery path also looks legit since both IP ...
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Is there a “how to” about Gmail fraud, updated at least once per week?

My Gmail account has just been cracked and many of my contacts are receiving fake emails, claiming that I'm in troubles and requesting money. Searching for advice, using Google, about what actions ...
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Phishing email sent to me within a few hours after a related incident, what should I do?

A few hours ago I was helping a family member pay for something on a government website with one of his credit cards, but for whatever reason it didn't go through, so we used another card and it ...
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Can someone steal cookie contents via a phishing attack?

If someone successfully set up a phishing website on a fake wireless network for say, bankofamerica.com, and lets pretend that SSL was not used, would they be able to run a script on the server that ...
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Have i been phished? [closed]

I recently opened a link from a "friend", while I was on my workplace. It was some really simple stupid game "Super Mario" type. I opened it, played for 10 seconds and closed the link. What felt ...
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Fake Microsoft Security Department [duplicate]

some Indian man called home saying that he's calling from some Windows Security Department, and there are about 16 other people connected to my computer and the're doing illegal things on my computer. ...
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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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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 ...