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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Hackers are using a new ways way of phishing to steal Google account passwords

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Hackers are using a new and more sophisticated way of phishing to secure access to Google account passwords, according to anti-malware firm Bitdefender.
The attack uses an email that warns users their account will be locked within 24 hours due to using all of their storage quota, unless they click the link to instantly increase their storage.
When the link is clicked, it redirects to a fake Google login authentication, which mimics the real one, but sends the data to hackers instead.
The attack is difficult to catch with traditional heuristic detection. It is also difficult for users to notice, thanks to the use of a data URI scheme that includes data in the browser address bar.
Not all of this information is displayed in Google Chrome, making it the most vulnerable browser to this type of attack. However, Firefox is also affected.

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