NEW YORK, NY – This is the most dangerous and convincing phishing trick I have ever seen before. It’s so amazingly horrible it will fool even the smartest computer users and it’s an issue that all browser companies should be fixing immediately. Browsers should be updated to prevent these Unicode domains from being translated.
Once again our friends at WordFence are keeping all of us safe with critical information on this phishing trick and helping build awareness about it.
This is just horrendous. Horrendous!
To see what is going on simply click this link https://xn--e1awd7f.com.
If you’re using Chrome or Firefox it is going to look like ‘epic.com’ and it is going to show up as being secure.
THIS MEANS THAT ANY LINK YOU VISIT FROM ANYWHERE, EMAIL, A WEBSITE, ANYWHERE NOT DIRECTLY TYPED IN, – COULD BE FAKE. YOU NEED TO BE SURE YOU ARE ON THE AUTHENTIC SITE BEFORE YOU LOGIN ANYWHERE, AND A SECURE LOCKED HTTPS ADDRESS-BAR NO LONGER MEANS YOU’RE SAFE.
The article below from WordFence will show you how to change a setting on your Firefox browser to prevent these URLs from working or translating the Unicode. If you have Chrome, there is no fix yet.
About The Author: John Colascione is Chief Executive Officer of Internet Marketing Services Inc. He specializes in Website Monetization, is a Google AdWords Certified Professional, authored a ‘how to’ book called ”Mastering Your Website‘, and is a key player in several Internet related businesses through his search engine strategy brand Searchen Networks®