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[UWP] Is It Still Possible to Hack (Phish) WebAuthenticationBroker? RRS feed

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  • Hello Community,

    I was recently reminded of this thread, but it appears to have been archived.  So I thought I would brush it off here to see if this is still an issue and/or if this has been addressed, since it was never answered (or, really, taken seriously).

    Namely, is it possible to phish a user of a UWP application and pull their credentials via the WebAuthenticationBroker?  Please see the linked thread for additional details on how this was possible.

    Thank you,


    • Edited by Mike-EEE Tuesday, March 1, 2016 8:08 AM
    • Edited by Fred Bao Wednesday, March 2, 2016 5:13 AM add the tag
    Tuesday, March 1, 2016 8:08 AM


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  • Hello Michael,

    Based on my research with our internal network, it seems there is still not a built-in security mechanism for this. For what you want, I recommend you could post a user voice to: with your detail scenario and requirement as add an url bar in the login page so that user then could see what the URL he is accessing.


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    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 7:01 AM
  • Thank you Fred for your reply and for looking into this.  I have created a UserVoice item here:

    Consider Displaying URL/Location/Context to User in UWP Application During Authentication

    Thanks again for your efforts!


    • Marked as answer by Mike-EEE Thursday, March 3, 2016 11:31 AM
    Thursday, March 3, 2016 11:31 AM