Mobile Website Flaws Cloak Click Fraud

2010-08-17T22:26:24
ID THREATPOST:6CE96F66240FAA1CAC06BC89BA9D25C7
Type threatpost
Reporter Donald Sears
Modified 2018-08-15T12:12:39

Description

It’s possible to craft a malicious website so that a user’s clicks are
secretly redirected to a legitimate site in a way that steals a user’s
passwords and other data. Many Web developers have added protections to
block the tactic on standard websites, but Stanford University
researchers warn that there are not nearly enough defenses against the
technique on mobile websites. Read the full article. [Technology Review]