The threat has been revealed to us by one of our readers (Jose Manuel) who says that after losing his iPad Air, protected with the “Search my iPhone” service, he received a message a few hours later indicating that his iPad had been found. That message included a link to the alleged Apple page from which you could get more information about the last location of the device. But there is a small flaw that may go unnoticed by many: iCloud is misspelled, with the capital “i”, something Apple would never do.
This is Apple’s original page, with its lock to the left of the address and the top menu updated. As you can see it is quite complicated to distinguish them for most users, and falling into the trap would be very easy.
How to avoid falling into these traps
- Never send confidential information such as usernames or passwords by email. Neither Apple nor any serious company would request this data by email.
- Do not access your accounts for any service from an external link. Better use your bookmarks bar or directly type the address. This will prevent malicious redirects.
- Look at the padlock that indicates that you are on a trusted page. In other browsers the lock can be a green banner with the name of the company, or any other badge, but there is always something that tells you that the page is safe. If you can’t find it, be suspicious.
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