Tabnabbing Attack

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cyber-security
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Tabnabbing is a form of cyber attack which enables an hacker to take the advantage of the idle tabs in the browser and use them for carrying out the phishing attacks. The attack can be carried out even if the javascript is disabled, using the HTML attribute or a "meta refresh" meta element which are used for page redirection that causes a reload of a specified new page after a period of time. Also, the attack causes the browser to navigate to the spoofed page after the page has been left idle for some time.

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