Desktop Phishing - An Introduction

Phishing is an attempt to criminally and fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as user names, passwords and credit card details, by appearing as a trustworthy entity .So far I've  have discussed Various Phishing attacks in detail, such as Simple Phishing attacks , Tabbnabbing .etc .Today  i will write about a new and advanced Phishing technique called as Desktop Phishing

If your new to the concept of Phishing i would recommend you to read the following articles before reading this one

What is Desktop Phishing ?
Desktop Phishing is an advance form of phishing attack. In a simple Phishing attack, The attacker convinces the victim to click on a link which contains a fake login page,Victim then enters his credentials such as user names passwords in the fake login page that goes to the attacker.Victim is then redirected to an error page or genuine website depending on the attacker.But the main drawback in this phishing attack is the victim can easily differentiate between fake and real login page by looking at the URL which contains a different domain name. We can overcome this in desktop phishing by spoofing the domain name

In Desktop Phishing The Attacker  just replaces some text in the hosts file which is located in Windows directory of the victims computer ,The attacker does this by sending a executable or a batch file and convinces the victim to click it,  Now whenever the victim visits the real website like He is redirected to the attackers  phishing page  But the domain name ( remains the same as typed by the victim and the victim doesn't come to know that it is a fake page, Thus this type of phishing attack has very good success rate 

So i hope this Information helps You ,In my next post I'll explain how you can use this method (Desktop Phishing) to hack Face book ,Gmail accounts 

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a. Hossain

Bro, do u remember i told u to write something about it.. lol.
Thanx for da post,, looking forward for details ..
I also want to learn da trick you showed in G+ ..
hosting from a personal computer..
thanx bro..

John ( Admin ) said on October 3, 2011 at 8:53 AM :

@a. Hossain

Sure bro i will be writing about desktop phishing in my next tutorial :)


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