This is not gmɑil.com

It looks like gmail.com, but this is just gmɑil.com. The internationalized domain name (IDN) convention allows using non ASCII characters for domain names, which is great for arabic and asian countries, but also allows creating fake domain names that look almost like the original.

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Test: Pi Hole DNS ad-blocker

These last 2 nights, I spent a couple of hours to test Pi Hole, an interesting project of DNS-based ad blocker to install on a Debian distribution in a Raspberry Pi. The concept of Pi Hole is to configure your device (laptop, phone, tablet) to use Pi Hole server as your primary DNS server. Pi Hole then takes care of filtering any DNS request related to ad content.

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