What is tabnabbing?

Just when you thought you’d heard about every type of attack known to man, along comes another. This one is called “tabnabbing” and as you might guess, it’s a browser-based attack. It’s actually a variation of phishing, whereby the malicious site takes advantage of multi-taskers who have multiple tabs open to change the content in an open tag that has lost focus. The point is to get the user to click the tab and type in his or her logon information, which the attacker collects and uses. Interesting, Firefox is said to be most vulnerable to this.

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