An internationalized domain name (IDN) homograph attack is a method of deceiving computer users about the remote computer they’re communicating with. It exploits the fact that many characters are homographs, meaning they look alike. Homographs allow a malicious party to create an IDN that appears very similar to an established domain, which can then be used to lure users to the new website.
The threat landscape continues to evolve—individual and state-backed hackers and agencies become increasingly emboldened to compromise websites and servers, steal CPU cycles for cryptocurrency mining, embark on social engineering efforts to find backdoors, and sway public opinion through fake news and other measures. zvelo provides the most advanced URL/IP categorization database for web filtering, whitelists and blacklists, and residential and business protections against bad actors and malicious online behavior. Explore our network security solutions, cyber threat map, and malicious exploit detection offerings for the most advanced threat intelligence available to OEMs and device manufacturers.
In a previous blog, we explored the important differences between base domains and full path URLs. In this post, we wanted to take a step back and cover the basics—the individual structural elements of a URL (Uniform Resource Locator).
As more and more companies are pursuing “Data as a service” or “DaaS” business models, we wanted to share our experiences on the DaaS business model, with a specific focus on the challenges of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protections for DaaS data.
Over the past several years, there’s been a significant increase in mobile phishing attacks—particularly targeting enterprises. In this blog, we cover 9 tips and strategies to improve your security against mobile phishing attacks.
Over the years, cybercriminals have deployed increasingly sophisticated scams to deceive users of payment processing systems—particularly small and medium sized business owners—into compromising their accounts by unknowingly divulging account credentials. Here’s an example of a recent phishing campaign from Fall 2018 targeting Stripe users.
This year for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we thought we’d take a look back at the original IPAD. No, not the popular tablet from Apple awaiting a design refresh—and leaving tech enthusiasts crawling through rumor sites. No, we’re referring to the Internet Protocol Adapter (IPAD)—the next-generation all-in-one security and gateway device for accessing Bulletin Board Systems and online services from the 1990’s.
A trend forming among newly identified phishing URLs shows bad actors sending fraudulent emails informing Apple ID users of outdated Apple ID information or problems with billing. The emails and internal links attempt to deceive Apple ID users into “verifying” account information. When the user proceeds to log in, the form handing over access credentials to their accounts.
We’ve outlined the important considerations and criteria for performing an evaluation of web filtering technologies. Protection, coverage, and accuracy are most important—but we’ll also show you how to prepare test URLs so that you can confidently compare multiple solutions and save time.
We’ve put together this glossary of cyber threat definitions as a resource for you in your quest to help make the internet a safer place for all!
Over many years or testing, trial and error, zvelo ultimately determined that a human-machine “hybrid” approach to classification produced the best outcomes. The Human element provided the verifications necessary for the highest levels of accuracy, while machines (ie. AI/ML models and calculations) provided the scaling necessary to deal with the incredible volumes of new URLs and content being published at an increasing rate.