Phishing, IDN, and Gecko Browsers

Phishing flaw a danger to alternative browsers is interesting, to say the least. Internationalized domain names were introduced so we could have URLs in all languages – not just English. The modern browsers, especially gecko-based ones, like Netscape and Firefox support IDN already. Users of these browsers could be fooled into beleiving that www.pà is, for example. It’s called a “homograph attack”.

The articles says :

Microsoft has not implemented support for IDN yet, so its IE browser is not vulnerable to the flaw.

Microsoft hasn’t implemented support for many standards, so that’s no surprise, really.

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2 Responses to Phishing, IDN, and Gecko Browsers

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  2. Zen says:

    Firefox is fixed…