Characters - Homograph

Data System Architecture


An homograph are characters that's look alike.

Such tromperie permits attacks such as wiki/IDN_homograph_attack.

By default, many web browsers use punycode encoding to represent unicode characters in the URL to defend against Homograph phishing attacks.

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What is Punycode Text Encoding?

Punycode is a encoding that: converts unicode characters (ie international character) into the ASCII (A-Z, 0-9) character set. The main usage is to store international characters in a system...
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What is Text? String or Character?

A character is an atomic unit of text as specified by ISO/IEC 10646:2000 [ISO/IEC 10646] Every unit of text (character) is assigned a unique integer known as a code point. All the characters within a...

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