Chrome And Firefox Phishing Vulnerability, Any Versions
Apr 16 2017, 11:39 AM
Joined: 30-June 04
From: Seattle, WA [USA]
Source: Wordfence.com -- Chrome and Firefox Phishing Attack Uses Domains Identical to Known Safe Sites
This variant of a phishing attack uses unicode to register domains that look identical to real domains. These fake domains can be used in phishing attacks to fool users into signing into a fake website, thereby handing over their login credentials to an attacker.
This affects the current version of Chrome browser, which is version 57.0.2987 and the current version of Firefox, which is version 52.0.2. This does not affect Internet Explorer or Safari browsers.
We would like to encourage you to spread the word. This new twist on phishing is getting a lot of attention today, Friday April 14th and is making the rounds currently in the security community. Xudong Zheng wrote about this earlier today and it is also being discussed on the netsec subreddit.
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