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In 2018, investigative journalist Brian Krebs warned of the nuances of internationalized domain names (IDNs). These domains, which contain non-Latin characters but appear to do so, can be used to create visual confusion that can become particularly useful in running credible punycode phishing campaigns. In 2020, hundreds of IDNs continue to be registered but are …

On Instagram’s help center, there are sections dedicated to intellectual property only. The social media giant has also provided avenues for reporting account impersonation and brand violations. And with the increase in the username squat, these initiatives are not only welcome but necessary. Instagram’s billion active users aren’t the only ones affected by the squat, …