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The Phishing War Escalates

The guys at Netcraft, a British security consultancy that has done a good job of tracking, exploring and warning about phishing, say they’ve come across the first case of cross site scripting being used in the wild for phishing purposes. This isn’t as arcane as it sounds, since it allows phishers to make their lure appear to even the wariest eye to be from a legitimate source — your bank. Usually the weak link in a phishing email is the link itself. However much they disguise it phishers can’t get away from the fact that they are trying to lure the victim to a siteContinue readingThe Phishing War Escalates

More On Phishing And Top Level Domains

Further to my posting on top level domains being registered with clear criminal intent (the example I used was paypal.de.com, in ‘How to make a phish look real’) I just received this from Joe Alagna, Manager, North American Markets for CentralNic, the registrar for the TLD in question. Here’s his reply in full: I wanted to respond to your blog article related to phishing. I am the Manager, North American Markets, for Centralnic and I want to assure you that we are very concerned about the problem of phishing as well. There are a few issues in your article that concerned me… 1. Although weContinue readingMore On Phishing And Top Level Domains

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