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URLs Anchor Text Spoofing

Hello friends,

In this post I would talk about how to spoof URLs visually using Unicode character Right to Left Override (U+202E).

So let's start with "What is U+202E" ?

In very simple words it's a Unicode Character that VISUALLY changes all subsequent characters from right position to the left position.

Example :

In unicode aware environment "\u202Eabcdef" would be displayed as "fedcba" but the actual string would still be "\u202Eabcdef".

Demo in Browser Console :




This trick is very old and it was being used to spoof the extension of files.
However now the same method can be applied to spoof the anchor text of the URLs as well.

In many websites like Facebook, Gmail, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc this character (U+202E) is removed from the anchor link but kept in anchor text hence we can easily spoof the anchor text there.

Let's spoof the anchor text of URL "rakeshmane.com" to "facebook.com"



Now simply copy pasting it to a Fac…