[nycbug-talk] Mozilla response to IDN homograph exploit
spork at bway.net
Tue Feb 15 16:04:21 EST 2005
On Tue, 15 Feb 2005, Bob Ippolito wrote:
> The kind of IDN spoofing defense that IDNSnitch and Saft implement is
> only very marginally better than just denying all IDN hosts. It's very
> anglocentric and distrusts every IDN host, regardless of whether it
> contains mixed scripts or any known homographs.
Surprising since the author comes from a place where they use "funny
symbols" when they type. :)
> So far, I don't believe that anyone has implemented the recommended
> approach -- certainly not for Safari, anyway.
That's understandable considering Saft is just an "add on" and not a
different browser built around WebKit. I'm sure that an update will
follow from Apple in the next few weeks. I haven't seen anything in my
ADC account yet, but I'm watching...
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