I have taken the liberty to post the link from Yahoo which is self-explanatory. I was wondering if any of you reading this had heard of "tab napping"? It seems quite scary as I do online banking and shopping quite a lot.What do you think about this?
Mr.Forum Editor....Would this be worthy of investigation by PC Advisor and an article for a future edition and/or an email to subscribers?
How do the criminals actually change the page that is loaded in an inactive tab in the first place? Surely they would need malicious software to be already installed on your computer, or at least for you to be on some other infected site to begin with?
I do not see a threat, there is no need to use tabbed browsing in online banking and if you leave it for a while it will time out anyway. The likelyhood of you being at risk as a home user i would say is small.
The resolve to this threat is very simple "avoid tabbed browsing"...