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.
ISPs, Telcos, device manufacturers, and security vendors go to great lengths to provide their customers’ with online security from malicious and objectionable content (adult, pornography, hate speech, terrorism, cryptocurrency mining, etc.). The industry’s best web filtering (and dns filtering) and parental controls are powered by a global network of over 600 million end users providing unmatched coverage and accuracy of active web traffic and websites. zvelo provides 99.9% coverage and over 99% accuracy for the ActiveWeb. That’s best-in-class website categorization database for OEMs and device manufacturers.
The purpose of this article is to provide a quick and easy visual reference the web filtering market segments and to identify where various services are positioned in the market and on the value curve.
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).
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.
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forming among newly identified phishing URLs shows bad actors sending fraudulent emails informing Apple ID users of outdated Apple ID information or problems with billing.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.
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.
As discussed in a previous blog, DNS RPZ provides IT teams and network administrators with a “DNS configuration layer”, or rewrite module, to effectively handle DNS responses with the open source domain name system software, BIND.
Savvy marketers, politicians, and publishers all capitalize on the public’s emotional response to these sorts of triggers. Their objectives vary. Inform readers/viewers? Possibly. Drive traffic and more clicks? Definitely.