Firefox, Opera allow crooks to hide an entire phish site in a link
A shortcoming in browsers including Firefox and Opera allows crooks to easily hide an entire malicious web page in a clickable link - ideal
for fooling victims into handing over passwords and other sensitive info.
Usually, so-called "phishing attacks" rely on tricking marks into visiting websites designed by criminals to masquerade as banks and online
stores, thus snaffling punters' credentials and bank account details when they try to use the bogus pages. However this requires finding
somewhere to host the counterfeit sites, which are often quickly taken down by hosting companies and the authorities or blocked by filters.
Instead, the malicious web pages can be stored in data URIs - uniform resource identifiers, not to be confused with URLs - which stuff the
web code into a handy string that when clicked on, instructs the browser to unpack the payload and present it as a page.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/03 ... sts_peril/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Phishing scams, hijacking of TM accounts, keyloggers and all manner of other nasties. This is the place to report them and get help if you've been hit.
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