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This one will get filed in the “you knew it was going to happen” file. After the announcement of a few new top-level domains (TLDs) including .zip and .mov by Google the security world silently shook its head. The concept of using file extensions as TLDs is one that defies logic. As soon as I read about these new domains, I knew someone was going to create phishing or malware attacks with URLs that look like common file names. These attacks can leverage modern web design to make a target think they are using an application to run or open the file when they are really executing commands in the background to compromise their systems. Lo and behold! We now have file archiver in the browser as shown off by mr.d0x.

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