Visual Spoofing is an emerging form of cybercrime that involves the manipulation of a computer’s visual output in order to gain access to confidential information. It is a form of phishing or social engineering attack that utilises computer graphic presentation and modifies graphical elements to create a false sense of authenticity, legitimate access or even authority.
The primary target for visual spoofing is users of resources that are accessed through a graphical user interface (GUI), such as web browsers, graphical editors and content management systems. Attackers use techniques such as altering the appearance of webpages, manipulating input fields and creating bogus graphical elements. The goal of the attacker is to deceive the user into revealing sensitive information such as access passwords, credit card details, banking information or other confidential data.
A common technique used by attackers is to create a fake website that looks similar to the legitimate website it is attempting to spoof. Attackers can also launch a man-in-the-middle attack where they modify the communications between two parties in order to gain access to confidential information.
Visual spoofing can be a powerful tool in the hands of a malicious attacker, as it can be difficult for users to detect the deception. It is important to be aware of the risks of this type of attack and take precautions to protect confidential information. Anti-virus software and security measures such as two-factor authentication are essential for guarding against visual spoofing and other phishing attacks.