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Beware! You could be using fake Google.com

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 22, 2016, 2:19 pm IST
Updated Nov 22, 2016, 2:24 pm IST
There’s a fake Google domain which opens up as ɢoogle.com, not Google.com.
The letter G used in the fake news is a special latin-character, a smaller capital ɢ, also known as Unicode 0262.
 The letter G used in the fake news is a special latin-character, a smaller capital ɢ, also known as Unicode 0262.

Among many other search engines available to access the internet, Google is considered to be users’ first choice. However, while using the domain many users will never be able to notice the fake version of it, which opens up as ɢoogle.com, not Google.com.

The difference was spotted by The Next Web while using Google Analytics, where they discovered the domain leads to a secret.Google.com, asking people to ‘Vote for Trump’.

 

The website now display a message saying 'Trump, you did it.'

Earlier the presence of fake Google was revealed by Analytic Edge, explaining that the ɢoogle.com isn’t actually Google.com or google.com, but pretending to be one using a G smaller than the normal one, almost about to be the size of lowercase letter.

In fact, the letter G used in the fake news is a special latin-character, a smaller capital ɢ, also known as Unicode 0262.

According to Analytics Edge, spammers have created it to leave fake traffic that draws unwary web site owners to investigate where it came from. Google has provided instruction in order to get rid of such spammers on Google analytics under Analytics Solutions section.  

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