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Mobile Browsers Failed To Issue Phishing Alerts for Over a Year

A cyber security research team has identified a vulnerability in the protection of top mobile web browsers. Shockingly, mobile Chrome, Safari, and Firefox failed to show any blacklist warnings between mid-2017 and late 2018 despite the presence of security settings that implied blacklist protection. However, this issue only affects mobile browsers that use Google Safe...
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Phishing attacks mostly impersonate Microsoft, Netflix & PayPal accounts

Phishing Summary Phishing attack has never been so innovative when it comes to deception. Latest report determines big consumer software companies like Microsoft, Netflix, and Paypal were impersonated by malicious actor to carry out the most phishing attacks. They have utilized the immense popularity of Microsoft Office’s 365 accounts to send phishing emails to users....
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Fast and Furious Phishing Attacks – The Race against Time Matters

Phishing threat timeline It will only take a fraction of a second to complete the entire phishing phase, from the time the first victim opens and clicks on malicious email, attachment or url – then reaction time shutting down phishing website or tracing email reference to moving on after a few hours as if nothing...
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UC Browser Vulnerability Could Expose More Than 600M Users to Phishing Attacks

An address bar vulnerability with the latest versions of UC Browser and UC Browser Mini exposes millions of users to Phishing Attacks. The vulnerability was discovered by a cyber-security researcher, which allows an attacker to pose his phishing domain as the targeted site.   According to the researcher, the UC Browser phishing vulnerability exists only...
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Safari Browser Vulnerability Exposes URL Spoofing

A cyber-security researcher based in Pakistan has just uncovered a critical weakness that could allow fraudsters to spoof website addresses in the Microsoft Edge web browser for Windows and Apple Safari Browser for iOS. While Microsoft secured this weakness last month as part of its monthly security updates release, Safari is still unpatched, potentially leaving...
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Android Users Get Phishing Attack via Fake Missed Calls

Phishing attack hacker are abusing the notifications and push APIs on Android devices to send spam alerts that are customized to look like a missed call. Both APIs are used on mobile devices for push notifications – short messages intended to re-engage the user. Messages can be triggered by a local application or server.  ...
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Banks and Company Payrolls Fall Victim to Phishing Scam

Scams targeting tax professionals in phishing scam emails involving payroll direct deposit and wire transfer have been on the increase, warns the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS and its Security Summit partners report that these business email compromise/business email spoofing (BEC/BES) tactics generally target all types of industries and employers, but recently the service has...
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Fake online travel booking sites trapping travelers to phishing attacks

As we all know, online travel booking sites provides many advantages to travelers. It offers hassle-free management of bookings as it works 24/7, faster payment transaction, and less phone time. But nowadays where internet phishing is becoming more popular when it comes to online attacks, one should be very careful in choosing the best online...
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Hackers sending over 3 billion fake emails daily to conduct phishing attacks

Every day, hackers send out over 3.5 billion fake emails worldwide targeting companies to spear-phishing and spoofing cyberattacks. Most companies remain vulnerable to these phishing attacks simply because they’re not implementing industry-standard authentication protocols. Vast majority of these suspicious emails were found out to came from U.S.-based sources. Spear-phishing, as distinguished from regular phishing scams,...
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Unpatched Flaw in UC Browser Apps Could Let Hackers Launch Phishing Attacks

Threat summary This affect latest UC Browser version 12.11.2.1184 and UC Browser Mini version 12.10.1.1192. The vulnerability resides in the way User Interface on both browsers handles a special built-in feature that was otherwise designed to improve users Google search experience.The vulnerability, which has no CVE identifier as its discovered so recently, Browser could allow...
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