Online Account Security
“Just the list for people in a hurry…”
Note: This is not a substitute for the full article.
It's a just the list of things to know about homograph attacks.
Homograph attacks occur when hackers use non-English letters to create web addresses that look like common sites
For example, letters in the Russian alphabet can be used to make “apple.com” but the “a” isn't really an “a”
Web browsers can't always detect this and people can be tricked into going to rogue sites
Web browsers can still show a “padlock” or “https” on a homograph site, so these things are not an indicator of safety
To avoid such attacks…
Never click links in email or social media posts; manually enter the web address instead
Always keep your web browser updated with the latest security patches and features
Always use two-factor / multi-factor authentication if available