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Homograph Attack


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As someone who likes to keep an eye on the tech and security world I just came across something I'd never heard of thanks to a bug fix via Chrome. I thought I'd share this as I found it quite interesting.

Homograph Attacks basically uses foreign languages that use characters that are similar to english characters, such as Cyrillic characters. The idea is that the domain will appear to be genuine while taking you to a completely different website. Chrome has just released a fix to prevent this issue that has been ongoing apparently for years. I think it does show the importance of using up to date software. Strangely never heard of this until today.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/18/homograph_attack_again/

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Only took Google over a decade to fix the bug:huh:

Anyway, one more article that shows Chrome and Firefox are not as secure as people think.

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