As internet users we’re all vulnerable to online scams ,a new Exploit known as ‘tab napping’ which takes phishing one step further..Tab napping is the new type of phising spam.Until now phishing has involved sending mails in attempt to steal your username & passwords.And attacker will clem to be from your bank and he will force you to click on the link.It will redirect to you on fake website.
Tab napping is more sophisticated than the phishing scams .and it no longer relies on you to click on a link .Instead it targets internet users who open lots of tabs on their browser at the same time
How it Work :--
It replace an inactive browser tab with a fake page to obtain your personal data without you even realising it has happened .don't assume that after you have opened a new tab and visited a web page, that web page will stay the same even if you don’t return to it for a time while you use other windows and tabs. Malicious code can replace the web page .
Pevention Mechanism :--
Here are five simple ways you can prevent yourself ,
You have to check your URL in the browser always Before providing login credencial on the sites .
Always check the URL has a secure https://www.example.com even if you don’t have tabs open on the browser.
Don't open any tabs while doing online banking
And your browser have to be updated .