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Questions tagged [phishing]

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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Why are there no browser feature or extension to only check the domain and username to prevent phishing?

One of the recommendations to prevent phishing using look-alike domain names (like www.google.com.phishing.org or IDN homograph attacks) is to use a password manager or a physical security token like ...
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Should I enter fake password to phishing site?

Hope I have chosen correct forum to ask this question. The other day it happened to me. I got e-mail from my admins requesting me to update my password. "Not again" I mouthed and clicked the link. ...
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SEToolkit Not Cloning Login Page

I am trying to clone a login page with SEToolkit in the latest version of Kali Linux. SEToolkit simply isn't working. I have tried running it with normal user privileges and sudo. I have placed in ...
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What are Outlook's safe links? [closed]

People using outlook.com as their mailbox may know this: If you receive an e-mail with a web link in it and copy the link with "right-click + copy link location" you will receive an outlook protection ...
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Outlook was redirected to the server clblgn.sceur.ch to get new settings

I (that is, we, our company) has clicked on "Allow" when Outlook has presented us with a redirect to autodiscover-s.outlook.com on our macs to get new settings. Today, we got a popup asking to connect ...
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How do I protect myself against SIM hijacking/social engineering?

There are several posts like these: https://medium.com/@N/how-i-lost-my-50-000-twitter-username-24eb09e026dd https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/5984zn/listen-to-sim-jacking-account-ransom-...
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Is this a phishing email?

I've just received the strangest email: I don't understand why anyone would send an email like this. It doesn't look to be asking for credentials of any kind. Is this a scam which is designed for ...
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Why hasn't the one-click attack taken over the world?

This is a follow-up question related to Is single-click phishing possible?. If such a convenient attack is possible, I assume everyone on the internet should already be hacked. Why hasn't that ...
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Is single-click phishing possible?

For Chrome, IE/Edge, Safari, Firefox, Opera released after 2018, is it possible for a phishing to succeed by just enticing a user to click a URL? Notice: The user only does a click on the URL, no ...
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forensic work on phishing attack sent by user email client

I had an incident where a phishing email was sent to all addresses in the email client (Outlook) auto-complete list to this landing page (VT Report page). It even replied to the emails of the ...
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Phishing email repository for analysis [closed]

Is there a repository of known phishing emails somewhere that is available for analysis purposes? I want to test some mitigation theories and need a good collection of data to test against.
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Whois History resources authentic source

I have couple of doubts related to Whois records. For a particulate domain... How authentic are the Whois records? As per my research the records are not permissible in courts (or at least would ...
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People using my email address (and only that) for booking hotels. What kind of scam is this?

I have faced the same issue twice: 2 people, whose names are definitely not the same as mine, used my email address to book hotels through a well-known hotel company and a lesser-known hotel booking ...
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Website marked as dangerous (phishing) in the past. How to get off blacklists?

One of our clients got his website infected almost a year ago. The site indeed contained some malicious files on the FTP server, and it got marked as dangerous, with suspicion of phishing attempts. A ...
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How to handle a phishing site?

I launched my company website a month ago, now when I google using website name a phishing site that has exactly copied my site appears in the first page. It also has a better rank than my website ...
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What is this phishing technique called using subdomains

I'm writing a blog post analyzing a list of phishing domains and I'm coming across a lot of IDN homograph attack domains and these "subdomain attack domains" but I cannot find the technical/good way ...
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Is this phishing? How can I be sure? And what can be gained?

Yesterday I received an email that I assumed/hoped was legitimately from a prospective employer that I interviewed with several weeks ago. The timing of the email couldn't have made more sense as they ...
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Is registrar.eu legit or did I just fall for a scam?

Yesterday I registered a .com domain from an EU based company. Today, I received an email that I have to verify my e-mail address or my domain will be suspended after a given deadline. Since it ...
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Why would a phishing blacklist be hashed?

I was planning to comment on the question at Finding phishing sites to certain domain and suggest searching Google's blacklist for keywords or substrings of a domain name in question. But then I ...
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Finding phishing sites to certain domain

My work currently involve finding phishing site to a certain domain/ company. I was wondering if there are some tools/ Online services that I can use to find phishing sites. I would like to know; ...
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Does Google check for Unicode characters to determine spam now in Gmail?

I was reading some tweets from @pwnallthethings regarding the John Podesta spear phishing emails. What the email looked like: The Change Password button link, notice the domain com-...
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Should I reply to an email saying that I requested online access to a website?

I received an email saying I requested access to a website. The email also includes a one-time passcode. I did not do anything that would require a one-time passcode. At the bottom of the email is a ...
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Why do they put cyrillic letters in phishing email?

I have just received this email: Fог уоuг ргоtесtіоn, уоuг Αррlе ID іѕ аutоmаtісаllу disabled. Wе hаνе ргеνеntеd аn unuѕuаl ѕіgn іn аttеmрt оn уоuг Αррlе ассоunt.Тhіѕ ассоunt hаѕ Ьееn lоскеd ...
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Can ISPs be helpful in preventing spam?

I have received a number of phishing emails from various domains. I would like to prevent the domain from sending emails so that other people also don't get taken advantage of. I have not been ...
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Is noreferrer enough to secure links?

Is the use of noreferrer enough for links that use target="_blank" in order to avoid reverse tabnabbing For context here is an explanation of the issue: "Target=_blank - the most underestimated ...
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Capture emails of users who clicked my link [closed]

a follow up question to this: Tracking click-through for organization-wide phishing email test I am going to send an email (fake phish) to all my org. users via email. I want to test the users so if ...
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Phishing email linking to sharepoint address [duplicate]

Our organization got some sort of phishing email that contained an attachment which linked to sharepoint - ie. https://someaddress.sharepoint.com/:b:/... etc. The link takes you to that "sharepoint" ...
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Is 'account-security-noreply@accountprotection.microsoft.com' a legitimate sender of security alerts?

I have been getting emails from "account-security-noreply@accountprotection.microsoft.com" (as verified in metadata) about unusual activity. The internet has very conflicting information about if ...
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Tracking click-through for organization-wide phishing email test [closed]

My organization wants to send out a test phishing email to all employees after a week of security awareness. I plan on drafting a basic HTML page and including a misspelled link to it in an email ...
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Is it possible for old text messages to be used in an SMS spoofing attempt?

Background The company I work for maintains an application that allows users to subscribe to notifications via SMS or email. SMS messages are sent to the user's SMS gateway as an email. The Issue ...
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Accidently opened a phishing email, is my computer infected by malware?

I was looking through my unread emails when I accidently opened a Paypal phishing one. I thought it was legit because I saw in the preview it was from "Service-Intl@Paypal.com", but I got some doubt ...
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Is someone trying to break in my WIFI router?

We have a WIFI router with SSID: "dummyssid" with our own WPA2 password. Today unexpectedly, another WIFI SSID was available in the WIFI scan list with exactly same as of our SSID: "dummyssid" but ...
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Can opening an email be tracked with a wav file?

I work for a large company and they are currently running a phishing training program. I received one of these "safe" phishing emails and found something I don't really understand. There are several ...
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Chrome popup - what if button labels for “Accept/Cancel” are exchanged?

Almost all websites show inline modal popups in chrome. How can I be sure that "Cancel" is really cancel and "OK/accept/allow" are properly labeled by the website?
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What security holes are introduced by clicking an unknown link?

I recieved an email today that told me that "My account was comprised", an obvious fishing attempt, or so I thought. When I clicked the link, just for the fun of it, it brought me to a page which ...
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phishing from chrome

This just showed up in Chrome. It's obviously phishing - the mangled English and weird url give it away. How would it work? Asking me for info I shouldn't give them? My system then slowed down. ...
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Can SMS messages be traced when they come from a computer?

From Amazon SNS, I can send SMS messages to any mobile phone. To recipient phones, the SenderId is just a string of my choosing. The messages cannot be replied to. I receive quite a few phishing ...
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An email from gaia.bounces.google.com

I received an email from gaia.bounces.google.com, supposedly from Google, which asked me to click on a link to check my security status. Is this legitimate? I searched with my Norton Safe Search but ...
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Paypal payments redirecting to fraudulent URL [closed]

At my place of work, our paypal appeared to have been compromised so that a clone of paypal would appear and ask for customer credentials. The url it directed to was https://checkoutnow.mdigo.com/...
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Why would PayPal send messages from another domain?

I have just received a message asking to consent to PayPal policy updates from the domain: https://epl.paypal-communication.com The actual link is full of trackers. Given the domain name, it sounds ...
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Spoofed digitally signed email

So I received an email from "paypal.com" yesterday (and looks like most people did too(1)) and I've verified the ascii letters are indeed what they appear as (No capital I instead of L in paypal.com ...
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Is this email from DigiCert about SSL certificates genuine?

A few days ago, I received the email below (supposedly) from DigiCert, about an SSL certificate. I am the owner of the domain (redacted to example.com) but I guess it's kind of trivial to look this up ...
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Is this email from OneDrive a phishing attack?

Today I received an email claiming that my OneDrive account is going to be deleted as it has been unused for the past two years. This is probably true. The email urges me to visit OneDrive to ...
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Phishing Analysis

I am currently analyzing and exploring daily phishing attempts. Some at points, I am unable to definitively verify if this is, in fact, a phishing attempt. When analyzing phishing attempts, ...
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Why does DKIM verification succeed with a signature from Yahoo when all headers are spoofed to look like GMail?

Today I got a scam e-mail which I decided to disect. I quickly found that it was sent from a GMail address (From, Reply-To, Return-Path) but that the mail itself came from Yahoo. HELO from Yahoo ...
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Someone signed up to several websites using my Email address and was created from my home IP, but with a different browser than we have on any device?

I had 3 different emails sent to me overnight signing me up for websites I have never heard of. All 3 using the same woman's name, Lydia Watkins. I own a retail business so many people know this email ...
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Blocking Business Email Compromise (BEC) emails

I am recieving phishing emails like the one depicted below, with the sender being a legit member of our organization. How can I block this kind of email? What should be done? Is malwarebytes capable ...
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Why are developers using embedded user agents for 3rd party auth? What are the alternatives?

I've noticed a trend in mobile and desktop apps in recent years with the advent of OAuth (and it may also affect other frameworks) to request a user to sign up or log in using 3rd party authentication ...
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Could certificate authority be bypassed? [duplicate]

"The DNSChanger Trojan replaces the name servers with their own in order to direct web and other requests from the infected host to a set of attacker-controlled servers that can intercept, inspect, ...
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Is there anything that a regular user can do to help remove fake websites?

I'm talking about domains like msn.org and stackoveflow.com that impersonate major websites and serve up malicious ads such as the "critical alert from Microsoft" ad. I've tried reporting these ads ...