Framesniffing With Chrome, Safari And Internet ExplorerPosted: March 13, 2012 11:54 am
By: InfoSec News - Information Security
Security consultancy Context has produced an analysis of framesniffing, an attack technique that can data mine sensitive data through web browsers and iFrames. Framesniffing isn’t a typical cyber attack. It doesn’t seek to deposit a trojan or rootkit on the target computer. Instead it simply harvests private data that can subsequently be amalgamated and used for different purposes: for example to build a detailed personality profile for a potential spear-phishing target, or to determine the likelihood of a potential merger or acquisition.