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FileTrekker Super Administrator

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#1 4 years ago

Posted by Serio on IRC but thought it might be interesting to put into a thread.

https://9to5mac.com/2017/04/20/how-to-spot-a-phishing-attempt-fake-apple-site/

I'm surprised I've not heard or seen this before, or that it's use hasn't been more widespread. I tested this myself on the version of Chrome and FireFox I have installed and it absolutely works.

Didn't work in Edge though. :p


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#2 4 years ago

I think this is fixed now. damn, why didn't I see this sooner :(


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#3 4 years ago

Interestingly, it doesn't work on Vivaldi. Just tested, and I recall it didn't work when I posted it.

I think it's because Chrome runs only on super stable builds, whilst Vivaldi's backend is Chromium, developed separate? Or something?




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#4 4 years ago

Still not fixed in FireFox because Mozilla just doesn't give a fuck.


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#5 4 years ago

Yeah, pretty shocking these days, FireFox.

Of course, a lot of people will be running older versions of all browsers, where this will still be exploitable.


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