Homograph Attack | Internationalized Domain Name Attack

What is an IDN Homograph Attack and How Do You Protect Yourself?

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes 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.