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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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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Text - Punycode Encoding

Punycode is a special encoding used by the web browser to convert unicode characters to the limited character set of ASCII (A-Z, 0-9), supported by International Domain Names (IDNs) system. By default,...

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