Phishing attacks that trick you…


By : DSL Wizz |Apr 18, 2017 |Blog |Comments Off on Phishing attacks that trick you…

Please be aware. A phishing attack is being discussed in the security community today that allows an attacker to register a domain that appears identical to a known safe domain in the web browser. They can use this domain to launch phishing attacks that trick you into handing over your username and password information.

This attack makes it impossible to tell if you are on a safe site or a malicious site by looking at the location bar in your browser.

This affects the current versions of Chrome and Firefox. Click here for more info.

How to fix this in Firefox:
In your firefox location bar, type ‘about:config’ without quotes.
Do a search for ‘punycode’ without quotes.
You should see a parameter titled: network.IDN_show_punycode
Change the value from false to true.

Can I fix this if I use Chrome?
Currently we are not aware of a manual fix in Chrome for this. Chrome have already released a fix in their ‘Canary’ release, which is their test release. This should be released to the general public within the next few days.

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