Email scams are one of the oldest tricks that internet scammers use to separate you from your valuable information. While they started off as laughable pleas from far-off princes, they’re now so advanced that you might not even be able to tell they’re fake.
A security researcher recently discovered that URLs can be modified to look like they’re a legitimate website when they’re really not. Before a recent update, Chrome displayed the address https://www.xn--80ak6aa92e.com/ as https://www.apple.com — obviously a fake! While there was no real danger as this was used for testing purposes, someone could have registered this website and used it to phish users expecting to see Apple’s website.