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Title: NoTabNab: Protection against the "tabnabbing attack"
Authors: Ünlü, S. A.
Bıçakcı, Kemal
Keywords: Browser add-on
Web security
Issue Date: 2010
Source: 2010 Fall General Meeting and eCrime Researchers Summit, eCrime 2010, 18 October 2010 through 20 October 2010, Dallas, TX, 84071
Abstract: In recent years phishing attacks have become one of the most important problems of online security. Aza Raskin, the creative lead of Mozilla Firefox team, proposed a new type of phishing attack, "tabnabbing attack" as he names it. The attack is different from classical phishing attacks; while classical attacks rely on deception of users with a similar URL and/or content in appearance to the original site, this attack uses our memory weakness and false perception that browser tabs are immutable i.e., do not change while inactive. We develop a Firefox add-on to protect users against this attack. Our method is based on the fact that a phishing web site should change its layout radically to look like the original site. This add-on watches the open tabs and indicates whether one changes its layout, favicon and/or title to become like another site. © 2010 IEEE.
ISBN: 9781424477623
Appears in Collections:Bilgisayar Mühendisliği Bölümü / Department of Computer Engineering
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection

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