There is no end for the Security problems on Web. Today, I received this mail from my friend’s Facebook account to view Private videos:
Subject: IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ
Hi. As you are on my friends list you should see my private videos here : http://www.facebook.com/l/06c38sK3_mtD78N6wfYIf_jqNbA;darrenkutz.freeoda.com
Most of the times, you tend to click on this link and go to the Malicious website. And what if this malicious website asks to install a plug-in on browser?
Here are somethings which you can do, if you received such fishy messages:
- Do not click on any links given in the Facebook mail
- Send mail or message to the Sender asking whether he/she really sent such message to you and then take action
- Review your Facebook Privacy setting and make changes to it.
Recently I received this mail (click the image to enlarge) in my Windows Live mailbox. The mail had a scroller on top of the body, which said “CONFIRM YOUR WINDOWS LIVE ACCOUNT SERVICES. VERIFY YOUR HOTMAIL ACCOUNT NOW TO AVOID IT CLOSED !!! “. At the bottom, it asked for all your Personal Information.
Please do not get fooled with such mails and do not reply to them.
A new ‘undetectable’ phishing tactic has been hijacking the web pages of a major UK bank, according to security vendor Envisional.
Until now customers have been able to check a link in an email by moving the mouse over it, thus revealing a fraudulent URL addresses. But this new method shows the legitimate web address of the bank in question.
‘This is a completely new and very dangerous threat,’ said Envisional’s chief executive officer, Michael Wheatley. ‘Even wary, sophisticated online banking customers will be caught out by this latest form of attack.’
The new approach exploits a vulnerability in the web site of the bank, allowing a link to look like it directs the user to the legitimate site. Actually the link sends the user to a framed mock-up of the bank’s page that is really part of the phisher’s web site.
Source: Computing UK