Tab Napping

Sneaky phishing technique that spoofs a tab in the browser can fool you into login to your email or bank

Today Hacking is not a new word to hear it is the one of the common word  of our daily life.Today we will discuss about New Pishing technique.Pishing is the Technique of hacking the site by creating the duplicate web page of the sites.As people were becoming more and more aware of these traditional phishing techniques and it was becoming difficult for the scammers to cheat people using these phishing techniques so they invented a new technique called “Tab Napping”.This is one of the most intelligent and wise methods of phishing and it not easily detected by a normal internet user until and unless he is aware of this phishing technique.

What is Tab Napping?
Tab napping is new type of phising scam that does not require you to click on any url to redirect you to the phishing site instead it relies on the fact that a lot of people used tabbed browsing(Opening multiple tabs while browsing).In tab napping one of your inactive tab is automatically replaced by with a new tab without your knowlege.For example one of your inactive tab in which you have opened your bank’s website will be automatically replaced with the phishing site of your bank and you will be asked to enter your username and password.You might think you have been signed out or never logged in but when you will enter the details again it will be sent to the scammer.
How To Detect And Protect Yourself From Tab Napping
Here are the simple and easy steps with which you can detect this new phishing technique “Tab Napping”.
  • Don’t open another tab when your are working with your banking site or any other secure businesswebsite instead open new windows using CTRL+N.
  • Always check the url address of the website if you return from another tab.(Fake page will have different URL)
  • Check that the url has secure address “https:// “ or a big green bar in front of the url in address bar which certifies that it is secure and certified website.
  • Turn on anti-phishing tools in your browser and anti-virus software. IE has “Smartscreen”. Turn it on and leave it on.
  • If you find anything suspicious close the tab and type and open the website in new Tab.
  • Use Latest Antivirus with updated Database and Firewall this will prevent you from TAB NAPPING
So Beware of Tab Napping , As "Knowing about the threat will help you in Preventing your data".

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