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Careful: ɢoogle.com is not google.com

Careful: ɢoogle.com is not google.com

You have to be careful when using the internet as you sometimes never know where a link may end up taking you. Here at cozyIT, like many other websites, we use Google Analytics to track our traffic. Sometimes spammers will flood a site with fake traffic in the hopes that the website will investigate the link and they in turn will receive some traffic from it.

In the past couple of weeks we found something seems a bit off about a link — the capital G seems smaller than normal, being about the same size as a lowercase letter. Let’s take a closer look.

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As revealed by Analytics Edge, ɢoogle.com isn’t actually Google.com or google.com, but by using a special character, it’s pretending to be.

When you point your browser to ɢoogle.com, it’s actually leading you to xn--oogle-wmc.com, which in turn refers to the following address:

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