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Archives for 05/29/2017

Phishing through homographs: Letters that look alike but lead you astray in some browsers

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When is an “a” not necessary the “a” you think it is? When a browser shows it as part of the URL in the location or smart-search field. Due to the late entry of non-Roman characters to domain names, a backwards-compatible method of representing them aids phishing. Unicode allows the representation of nearly all the […]

How to Drink All Night Without Getting Drunk

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EXAMPLE I Eighty-eight milliliters of 80 proof vodka, diluted with 80 ml. of water are consumed by a young, 160 pound adult woman, within 5 minutes. The alcohol content in the breath, directly proportional to the blood alcohol level, is measured periodically until the level falls below 0.002%. The experiment is repeated, with the same […]