Clickjacking, Self-XSS, Spam And Scams , Protect Yourself From Being A Victim Of Cyber Fraud

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Keeping You Safe From Being Hacked

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This Article mixed with gathered information from several websites including "Facebook Security Team "

 

Email is both an excellent communication tool and also a way that companies can inform you about their latest products and services. However, email is frequently used to deliver unwanted material which is at best, annoying and at worst, malicious – causing considerable harm to your computer and yourself.  

These include the following:

Spam (or Junk) email

The vast majority of email sent every day is unsolicited junk mail. Examples include:

How spammers obtain your email address

The very act of replying to a spam email confirms to spammers that your email address exists.  

How to spot spam

Spam emails may feature some of the following warning signs:

 

The risks

Email Scams

Scams are generally delivered in the form of a spam email (but remember, not all spam emails contain scams). Scams are designed to trick you into disclosing information that will lead to defrauding you or stealing your identity. 
 
 

Examples of email scams include:

Phising Emails

 

Phishing is a scam where criminals typically send emails to thousands of people. These emails pretend to come from banks, credit card companies, online shops and auction sites as well as other trusted organisations. They usually try to trick you into going to the site, for example to update your password to avoid your account being suspended. The embedded link in the email itself goes to a website that looks exactly like the real thing but is actually a fake designed to trick victims into entering personal information. 

Attackers are smart than you think , even a medium user of internet would fail against their tricks.

For example , latest weeks attackers start hosting a phishing Gmail page on google drive , a phising page for gmail on the same servers .

Click here for a demo on GMAIL login page : https://googledrive.com/host/0B6FySkkIZwY2SS1PZFNxWW0tRU0/gmail.htm

ClickJacking

 

Spammers sometimes take advantage of a vulnerability in the web browser to try to trick people into clicking on links they might not want to click on. This is called clickjacking, and it’s done by overlaying the link with something more enticing, like a phony offer.

 

Clickjacking

 

 

 

Self-XSS [ Self Cross Site Scripting ]

 

Spammers take advantage of another browser weakness by asking people to copy and paste malicious code into their address bar, which then causes the browser to take actions on those people’s behalf, Example: Facebook self-xss which let you posting status updates with phony links and sending spam messages to all friends.

Recently every one of you saw a video or image on facebook tells you how to hack your friend account just by copy and paste a code in inspect element, or to change facebook theme , however the code also considered as a scam attack .

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Read More at : http://facebook.com/self-xss

 

 

Use email safely

Here are some additional tips you can use to avoid becoming a victim of cyber fraud:

 

 

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