Visual spoofing

Is a type of threat vector where the similarities of characters and letters from different languages are used (deliberately or accidentally) to confuse and/or trick users. According to Chris Weber, a cybersecurity expert, there are several possible scenarios where visual spoofing can be used to give threat actors the advantage:

  • Domain name spoofing
  • Fraudulent vanity URLs
  • User interface and dialog spoofing
  • Malvertising
  • Internationalized email forging
  • Profanity filter bypassing

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