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More Than Half of Phishing Sites Use HTTPS

The site uses HTTPS, and has a padlock showing... so it's safe, right? :Confused:


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[I believe computer-users who sandbox (Sandboxie) are acting prudently.]

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Re: More Than Half of Phishing Sites Use HTTPS

https:  is used to fool user into clicking a link that is deliberately infected via XSS with malware.

No such thing as Safe link.

reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks are quite common now.

Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a type of computer security vulnerability typically found in web applications. XSS enables attackers to inject client-side scripts into web pages viewed by other users. A cross-site scripting vulnerability may be used by attackers to bypass access controls such as the same-origin policy. Cross-site scripting carried out on websites accounted for roughly 84% of all security vulnerabilities documented by Symantec as of 2007. By 2017, XSS is still considered a major threat vector. XSS effects vary in range from petty nuisance to significant security risk, depending on the sensitivity of the data handled by the vulnerable site.

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Re: More Than Half of Phishing Sites Use HTTPS

Unsubstantiated comments are not helpful. 

I have to assume that the few https sites that I go to, mostly financial, remain encrypted and secure.

Further informed opinion would be appreciated.

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