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Anti-phishing . Detection

Phishing is a very common means of social engineering in these days. Despite the increased efforts by Banks and other organizations, there is still a good number of people fall victims of the phishing attacks. Some of the attacks are very targeted to some people and...

New phishing trends

Phishing attacks are getting sophasticated everytime. Recently, phishers become very creative in detection mechanisms. In a recent attack phishers modified the .htaccess file to deny access from specific IP addresses while they were using a known phishing kit. Over a...

Money Mules

In the recent days, we have seen many emails claiming to be from your bank and asking you to provide the user name, password, ATM Number PIN etc… First of all let me emphasize the fact that these are fake emails. Banks or any other responsible companies will...

Phishing in the middle eastern banks are on rise

Image via WikipediaRecently I was noticing an increase in the phishing emails targeted to the Banks in Kuwait. This was very low in the past years, as low as only 10 attempts noticed at some banks. However, recently the number of attacks are risen drastically. I am...

Drive-By Pharming

Sid Stamm, Zulfikar Ramzan, and Markus Jakobsson have identified a clever, and potentially devastating, attack against home/wireless routers. How does the attack works? Attacker creates a webpage with containing the malicious Javascript code. Victim visits the page...

Trusted Phishing

I have seen many sites using a logo, provided by the security certificate vendor, be it VeriSign, Thawte or any for that matter. Most of the people trust this logo as they can check the validity of the site in real-time. Now comes the real question. Are you really...