Phishing attacks seek to trick account holders into divulging sensitive account information through the use of e-mails which appear to come from trusted financial institutions and retailers. Such scams have multiplied in recent months, with many taking advantage of a bug in Internet Explorer that made it easier for fraudsters to simulate the URLs of target financial institution.
Microsoft issued a patch to repair that problem on Feb. 2. Visual spoofing does not rely on the URL spoofing, relying instead on the fake images to accomplish the deceipt.
Posted by Rich Miller in Security
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