In this article i'll explain a new phishing technique called as "Tabnabbing" Which is getting very popular now a days
What is Tabnabbing ?
Tabnabbing is a new type of phishing attack. It basically refers to a website that is changing its look and feels to a fake website after some time of inactivity. It is about a page we’ve been looking at, but will change behind our backs, when we aren’t looking
How The Attack Works ?
After the user has entered their login information ,He is redirect to Gmail.as in Normal Phishing attack
Demonstration of a Tabnabbing Attack
Commonly Targeted Web sties
These attacks are commonly target towards Online Banking websites , But why Online Banking websites ?All most all banking websites have a security feature in which " If you have logged into your online Banking account and left it idle for a few minutes, it automatically logs you out as a precaution " .Due to this feature Tabnabbing is very handy in attacking users of online banking because the users feel that he/she would have logged in to the bank account and the session has expired.
How Can You Protect Yourself From This Attack ?
You can protect yourselves from this attack by using Firefox Browser. But Why Firefox ? Because Firefox has lots of addons (plugins) which can protect you from this attack or any other phishing attack ,so stop using your crappy web browsers such Internet explorer, switch to Firefox
Some of the Best Anti-phishing Fire Fox addons are listed below you can use them for your safety
So i hope this Information helps You ,In my next post I'll explain how you can use this method (tabnabbing) to hack Facebook ,Gmail accounts