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Re: Dear RIPE: Please don't encourage phishing
From: Neil Harris <neil () tonal clara co uk>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 16:04:02 +0000

On 11/02/12 01:16, Masataka Ohta wrote:
Randy Bush wrote:

My $0.02 on this issue is if the message is rich text I hover over the link
and see where it actually sends me.
idn has made this unsafe
I pointed it out at IETF Munich in 1997 that with an example of:

      MICROSOFT.COM

where 'C' of MICROSOFT is actually a Cyrillic character.

But, people insisted working on useless IDN.

                                              Masataka Ohta




Techniques to deal with this sort of spoofing already exist: see

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/tld-idn-policy-list.html

for one quite effective approach.

-- Neil




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