Browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Opera are vulnerable to a new variation of an older attack that allows phishers to register and pass fake domains as the websites of legitimate services, such as Apple, Google, eBay, and others. Discovered by Chinese security researcher Xudong Zheng, this is a variation of a homograph attack, first identified by Israeli researchers Evgeniy Gabrilovich and Alex Gontmakher, and known since 2001. For example, if an attacker registered xn-pple-43d.com, this would be the equivalent of apple.com, but spelled with a Cyrillic “а” at the beginning. Read more I think a way of preventing some of these phishing attacks is to use your bookmark to a website, use Google to search for the website, or manually type in the address of a website in the address bar, and press enter. I think domain registrar like GoDaddy should block people from registering fake domains since having a lot of criminals registering fake domains could damage the reputation of domain registrars, and make internet users less safe.