Phisher’s getting sneakier



The SecurityFix reports on this clever two-factor authentication phishing attempt. They were looking for Citibank Business customers and in addition to username password information they were looking to verify a supplied token. The bottom line is that phishers will look to find any way possible to social engineer you out of your information credentials, whether they’re one-factor, two-factor or three factor, etc….. It appears as though it was a well done phish with a few exceptions and that it even checked some credentials by the citicard site giving an error message if you entered invalid login info.


For things like this, I really think phising toolbars can be a great help. I like Netcraft’s toolbar. Of course, the best defence is awareness and caution. (Likely those that are aware of the phishing scams and cautious about entering login data on just any site are more likely to have an anti-phishing toolbar….)

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • The perils of Metadata in documents Loose lips sink ships, so the old saying goes. These days documents are emailed back and forth and many times, revisions are made to "polite the text" up or "sanitize" or "redact sensitive information". With many file formats though, the metadata about the revisions (or even the old versions of......
  • 3 Critical Microsoft Updates, 1 Important, 1 Moderate and 1 re-released Looks like an interesting patch day. Looks like there are several bugs covered by the cumulative IE patch... Sans has a good writeup (7 CVE issues addressed by this 1 patch....) Also the Eolas ActiveX settlement ("Eolas Patent Patch") solution seems to be included in this bundle. Also a MDAC......
  • Internet Explorer 7 to have tighter security zone settings One of the changes Internet explorer 7.0 will see is a tightening of restrictions on the zone settings. Currently, there are four security zones for web sites: Internet, Intranet, Trusted Sites and Restricted Sites. Explorer tries to autodetect if a site is within the intranet (which becomes more trusted), or......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Article Marketing Is Far More Powerful Than Many People Realize Article marketing is well known for creating long-term traffic for little investment. Given below are a few article marketing benefits that you should be aware of. Millionaire Secrets Revealed Review is one of those things where the overall influence it has primarily rests on other considerations. So then what you......
  • Podcasting Made Easy A podcast is probably the easiest way of getting your voice or music over the internet, and this article will tell how to make a podcast. You will need a domain and a host for you site if you don't already have one. You can get a domain from places......
  • Tips for Getting Advertisers for Your Site [/caption] Direct advertising is one of the best ways of monetizing a website. However, getting advertisers for your website and eventually closing the deals, is not a simple matter. The following are some things that will attract advertisers to your website. A popular site Before getting direct advertising offers,......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site