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How criminals abuse IDNs to conduct malicious activities

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New research from Farsight Security examines the prevalence and distribution of IDN lookalike domain names, also called homographs, over a 12-month period with a focus on 466 top global brands across 11 vertical sectors ranging from banking to retail to technology.

 

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The research discovered the potential risk posed by IDN homographs is significant and growing. In fact, Farsight observed 100 million total IDN resolutions, including 27 million unique Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDNs).

 

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