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Re: Dear RIPE: Please don't encourage phishing
From: Steven Bellovin <smb () cs columbia edu>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 22:22:18 -0500



Oh, and 'i' and 'l' need to be banned as well, because a san-serif uppercase I
looks a lot like a san-serif lowercase l. (In fact, in the font I'm currently using,
the two are pixel-identical).

I don't see anybody calling for the banning of 'i' and 'l' in domain names due to that.

The very first phishing message I ever saw was from paypa1.com.


                --Steve Bellovin, https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb







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