New .zip domains trick people into downloading malicious files
Can you spot BAD Links?
All you need to know
Look out for @ signs
Check if there is an @ sign in front of the .zip portion of the link.
Hover over Links
Browsers display where a link leads in the lower left corner.
E-Mails require additional care
E-Mails enable attackers to use a wide array of styling options. Attackers can change the font size of the @ sign and make it incredibly small. This results in an invisible @.
Know your slashes
To craft a bad link, scammers need to use unicode characters U+2044 ⁄ and U+2215 ∕ in the link. They look slightly different to the correct slash /.
The correct slash is slightly longer and has a different angle. The bad slash is shorter and has a steeper angle.
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