New ways of phishing

I read somewhere that phishers nowadays include a blank space at the end of the malicious URL, like “www.google.com(space)”… the blank space is not visible to the user, and appears like the original URL.

Friends of mine have got duped by this. It might be a good idea to just work your way to the end of the URL and backspace to check if the URL is alright. I have started doing this for all money/password transactions.

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3 Responses to New ways of phishing

  1. Marc says:

    If people got duped it was because they were gullible enough.

  2. Sagaro says:

    Are you sure. Because, HTTP requests don’t heed white spaces…

  3. Arun M says:

    @Marc

    Yup !

    @Sagaro:

    I believe there’s some sort of %20 character, which means whitespace\

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