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David Hasselhoff – anti-phishing educator?

Posted by John LaCour on May 26, '10

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Xfire “is a free tool that automatically keeps track of when and where gamers are playing PC games online and lets their friends join them easily.” PhishLabs recently discovered a phishing page targeting Xfire users that used a clever trick to warn potential victims.

By using cascading style sheets (.css) files that are generated on the fly, users visiting the phishing page are, you could say, “Hoff-rolled”, into viewing some pictures of the former Baywatch and Knight Rider star. Not only are they shown the banner above warning them of the phishing site, but they also have the following image set as their browser background:

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If this does not make you turn away from a phishing site, what will?

Original phishing page here: 

hXXp://www.xfirevideo1.blogcu.com/www.metin2xfire.somee.com

Warning it has not been checked for browser exploits or other malware attacks.

Topics: Phishing, Fraud

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