Look-Alike Domains and Visual Confusion

How good are you at telling the difference between domain names you know and trust and imposter or look-alike domains? The answer may depend on how familiar you are with the nuances of internationalized domain names (IDNs), as well as which browser or Web application you're using. For example, how does your browser interpret the following domain? I'll give you a hint: Despite appearances, it is most certainly not the actual domain for software firm CA Technologies (formerly Computer Associates Intl Inc.), which owns the original ca.com domain name: https://www.са.com/ Go ahead and click on the link above or cut-and-paste it into...
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Jail for man who launched DDoS attacks against Skype, Google, and Pokemon Go

A British man has been sentenced to two years in jail after admitting to a series of computer crime offences, which included over 100 attempts to knock the likes of Google, Skype and Nintendo’s popular video game Pokemon Go offline. 21-year-old Alex Bessell pleaded guilty to charges at Birmingham Crown Court that he had accessed
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Skype Finally Gets End-to-End Encryption

The latest insider build of Skype allows users to engage in conversations that have end-to-end encryption. This means the application’s servers has no visibility into the encrypted traffic. The Microsoft-owned app was the latest holdout among the popular messaging clients when it came to truly private communications. WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook Messenger, Google Allo, Telegram, Signal,..
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