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Warning about bidirectional Unicode text

A warning is now displayed when a file's contents include bidirectional Unicode text. Such text can be interpreted or compiled differently than it appears in a user interface. For example, hidden, bidirectional Unicode characters can be used to swap segments of text in a file. This can cause code to appear one way and be interpreted or compiled another way.

https://github.blog/changelog/2021-10-31-warning-about-bidirectional-unicode-text/

Re: Warning about bidirectional Unicode text

Reply #1
Seems overrated to me. We have known about RTL exploits since 2000, why now in news?

 

Re: Warning about bidirectional Unicode text

Reply #2
I think the reason is obvious. To make people more aware of the situation.