Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Be aware of 'Tab Napping'

While many internet users in today's modern world tend to use online banking for ease of use, the number of phishing scams increases in too many ways. The recent one among them is 'Tab Napping' which targets at the inactive browser tab and replaces it with fake web pages. The user is asked to log in for the second time and all the details are redirected and stored on the attackers website and misused. Though it is very difficult for us to differentiate between the actual and the fake website , we can avoid keeping login pages open for a long time and we should also make sure that the web address that we are using is the right address.