Sloppy banks open the door to phishermen
A new vulnerability makes it easier for fraudsters to pass off content from bogus websites as the real thing.
Since the demo was first published late last month, MasterCard and Barclays have blocked the exploit route. This is just as well, as both have recently announced initiatives to combat phishing - apparently without ensuring that their own houses were in order. The continued vulnerability of other sites - such as NatWest's - is a cause for serious concern, because it could help fraudsters make their scams appear more plausible.
By John Leyden at The Register.
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