evil twin


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evil twin

n.
1.
a. An identical twin or unrelated person who has a similar appearance to a decent or moral person but who wreaks havoc or does evil.
b. An imaginary double humorously invoked to explain or excuse uncharacteristic or reprehensible behavior.
2. A negative or malign counterpart of something considered to be positive or good: "Not every drug's side effects are caused by a molecular evil twin" (Audrey Choi).
3. A fraudulent wireless internet access point used to commit identity theft by recording the data traffic of unwitting users.

evil twin

n
(Telecommunications) a hidden wireless internet access point operating near a legitimate one, but which is actually used by cybercriminals to divert sensitive information such as account numbers and passwords
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The second act is worth the wait, with a deliciously over-thetop Polly Lister as evil twin Agatha Cackle, strutting around the stage in red sequins and soaking up every boo and hiss, panto-style.
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