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Phishing with Chromium’s Application Mode

Updated on 2022-10-05

A new phishing technique leverages Chrome’s Application Mode feature to display local login forms that mimic desktop apps to steal credentials. Read more: Web browser app mode can be abused to make desktop phishing pages

Overview: Phishing with Chromium’s Application Mode

Vulnerability researcher and pen-tester mr.d0x has published technical research showing how the Application Mode (–app command line flag) in Chromium-based browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge can be used to create realistic desktop phishing applications. Read more: Phishing With Chromium’s Application Mode

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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