How to hide text so that it can’t be searched or analysed, and how file naming almost brought APFS down.
Don’t trust those bit.ly and tinyurl.com shortened links, as they could take you somewhere nasty. This utility lets you check them out in safety.
How can you put four files with apparently identical names in the same folder? Here’s the secret, and the magic of Unicode.
For your added security: the first to fix problems when your permissions go awry; the second to practise Unicode obfuscation.
Apfelstrudel, which explores Unicode normalisation and string operations; Dystextia for obfuscating Roman text using spoofing; and Rosettavert for converting between text encodings.
This new version has performance improvements, and can now encode almost every character in normal English text to an obscure Unicode codepoint. Total obfuscation!
Want to hide text from electronic searching and matching? Or just explore some of Unicode’s encoding issues? Here’s a useful tool.
Unicode is wonderful, a foundation for culture, but flawed. With characters that are visually indistinguishable having different encodings, it is rotting our filenames, URLs, and strings.
The word looks identical, but uses different Unicode characters. How can you tell the difference? There are important security implications, and more.
Q I have just been ‘returned’ hundreds of apparently undelivered email messages that I never sent, from Gmail […]