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evil twin

1. A malignant, treacherous, and/or malicious counterpart of a person or thing. Our competitor sells similar products, but they manufacture them in sweatshops—they're like our evil twin.
2. In telecommunications networking, a hidden wireless access point located near a legitimate one, used for the purposes of eavesdropping or diverting sensitive personal information. I know you think I'm just a conspiracy theorist, but the government is using evil twins to listen in on digital communications between people all around the country!
See also: evil

evil twin

n. an illegal duplicate of an internet sign-in page into which people enter passwords and credit card numbers, thinking they are signing up for the real thing. There was an evil twin operating at the coffee shop, and I gave out my credit card number before I knew what was going on.
See also: evil
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Quite a few of the taps are filled with much-sought-after ales from Evil Twin brewery.
Speaking to the audience afterwards, Dolby explained his work and asked for questions from an inquisitive audience before heading back to the keyboards for a departing blast of My Evil Twin Brother and Hyperactive.
But evil twin Azrael has already set his plans into motion, making sure that Uriel never finds his way to his family.
Siren Craft Brew from Berkshire, with collaboration from America's Evil Twin, Hill Farmstead Brewery and Mikkeller, will be bringing a selection of pale ales, West Coast style IPAs and even a double IPA/barley wine - 8.5% Experiment 366 - with them.
It could be an evil twin set up by a hacker down the road or one in the tent right next to you.
Patron started the sagebrush rebellion that brought tequila into the main-stream with the wonders of the cactus juice done right, smashing tequila's reputation as an evil twin of agave-based mescal ("Eat the worm!").
The stories are unrelated but they all bank on Kumar's charisma and the Khiladi series trademarks: convoluted plots (often involving an evil twin), well-placed comic sidekicks, superb action sequences and a splendid showcase of all things Kumar.
While Ananka helps another Irregular, Oona, solve the problem of her evil twin wreaking havoc in Chinatown, the intercontinental mysteries twist and turn and eventually entwine until the truth is revealed and order is restored, thanks once again to the Irregulars.
While the trope of the evil twin is as old as Cain and Abel, the sinister implications of linked fate play here in 1930s rural Connecticut amidst the willful ignorance of adults who seem always to look for the most blameless explanation.
(For an example of the latter, see the sidebar on page 22 about NCSE's evil twin.) Among these, NCSE gets the BUDDIE for its concise, clearly presented, and highly relevant content and for the importance of its subject.
The sorcerer did this to other girls too, including her evil twin, the Black Swan, and the tears of their parents' weeping formed the lake in which they live.
Jekyll bravely experiments on himself, drinking some concoction that brings out his evil twin, Mr.
However, Clara Gutteridge, an investigator of secret prisons and renditions from the human rights organisation, Reprieve, said Bagram is seen as "Guantanamo's lesser-known evil twin".
"I want to look everyone in the eye and if anyone from Everton has ever met George Gillett then please let me know because it must have been my evil twin.