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Don't be fooled by fake Apple ID login pages

Don't be fooled by fake Apple ID login pages

Remember those scarily-convincing Google Docs login screens? That was highly dangerous phishing scheme. Now there's a new one that targets Apple users. This Apple ID login screen is hosted on the official EA site, which makes it even worse. People are more likely to trust big, popular sites like that.

On top of that, the fake page is very close to the actual Apple ID login site. Can you spot the difference?

Above is the fake Apple ID login page hosted on EA servers. And below is the real Apple ID login page.

There are a few critical differences, but they're easy to miss. Gizmodo reports:

It begins with a legitimate EA.com URL that redirects to what appears to be a legitimate Apple ID log-in screen. But it's not. Once you enter those details, you're taken to a second screen that asks for a host of personal details, including your full name, credit card number (and verification code), date of birth—even your mother's maiden name! When you click okay on that screen, you're redirected to the actual Apple ID home page.

Read the full story at Gizmodo. Don't be fooled by phishing scams. Click here to learn how to avoid them.

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