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Clever new Gmail trick will keep you safe from phishing attacks and spammers

13
Aug
2014

Google on Tuesday announced a new interesting update for its email service, which will hopefully help thwart scammers’ phishing email plans in the future and stop some spamming campaigns. Gmail will henceforward reject suspicious combinations of Unicode characters that could be misleading for regular users and fool them into clicking on links to sites they think they know, only to end up on a malicious page. FROM EARLIER: Google finally adds the killer Gmail feature you’ve been waiting for “Scammers can exploit the fact that ဝ, ૦, and ο look nearly identical to the letter o, and by mixing and matching them, they can hoodwink unsuspecting victims. Can you imagine the risk of clicking ‘ShဝppingSite’ vs. ‘ShoppingSite’ or ‘MyBank’ vs.

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