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Banking details can be stolen through a new JavaScript explo

by Marianna Schmudlach / January 14, 2009 1:28 AM PST

14 January 2009

Phishers are reported to be able to exploit a vulnerability in the JavaScript engines of current browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Chrome. Trusteer is a security services provider specialising in online banking, whose chief technician is the well known security specialist Amit Klein. Trusteer report that a crafted web site can exploit a certain JavaScript function to identify the bank page a user is currently logged into.

If a user is connected to his bank's online banking service in one window, and leaves it open while visiting other sites, a crafted site can identify his bank, then activate a pop-up window imitating the bank's logo and appearance and ask for the login to be repeated. An inattentive user who re-inputs the data falls right into the phisher's trap.

More: http://www.heise-online.co.uk/security/Banking-details-can-be-stolen-through-a-new-JavaScript-exploit--/news/112417

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