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jaykaykay
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Re: Using the HTML5 Fullscreen API for Phishing Attacks

Not being as "in" to the workings of security as many, this one really makes me, as almost a lay person, very uncomfortable. I think that the comment made by ScamPup is how I feel in a nutshell.

"Here is the thing; This type of attack may or may not work on the tech savvy. However the normal user, I would say ~90%, would actually fall for this. Remember, the actual non-tech user tends to see anything tech as a mystery. Based upon his/her actual experiences of messing up things like word menus, blue screens, mailboxes, there is an acceptance that things change automatically, part of the "But I did not do anything!" syndrome. As such when faced with this phish, there will be blind acceptance that there was a random event

Extremely dangerous!"
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said by jaykaykay:

Not being as "in" to the workings of security as many, this one really makes me, as almost a lay person, very uncomfortable.

I believe you're more tech aware than you realize.
Keep in mind that you would have to land on the phish page before it could fool you.
That usually requires a potential victim to click a link in a phishing email that pretends from your financial institution in this case.
Would you actually do that?


jaykaykay
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Nope. Not a chance, but I still feel that 90% of others might.



therube

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reply to jaykaykay

said by "jaykaykay" :
this one really makes me, as almost a lay person, very uncomfortable
Agreed.