The dots do matter: how to scam a Gmail user (James H. Fisher)

James H. Fisher: The dots do matter: how to scam a Gmail user. “I recently received an email from Netflix which nearly caused me to add my card details to someone else’s Netflix account. Here I show that this is a new kind of phishing scam which is enabled by an obscure feature of Gmail called ‘the dots don’t matter’. I then argue that the dots do matter, and that this Gmail feature is in fact a misfeature. Finally I’ll suggest some ways the Gmail team can combat such scams in future.”

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