A New Facebook Phishing Technique Named “URL Padding” Is Here To Steal Your Password

As we continue to spend more and more hours online, we must up our security game and make sure that we don’t end up losing our data and credentials. However, the reality is grim. Be it the rising threat of ransomware or increasing data theft, the irresponsible security practices of the users are responsible to a great extent.

By exploiting the inattentiveness of the users, a new kind of phishing attack is expanding its web to target Facebook users. So, let’s tell you about this attack in detail.

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What is URL Padding phishing?

The notorious hackers have found a new way to fool the users by creating fake and believable URLs. Focused on mobile devices, which have narrow URL bars, the hackers are using real domains within a larger URL. They are padding the larger URL with hyphens to hide the real destination in the address bar.

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