Re: New Name Registry Using Unicode

From: David Starner (dvdeug@x8b4e516e.dhcp.okstate.edu)
Date: Wed Oct 04 2000 - 09:34:47 EDT


On Wed, Oct 04, 2000 at 05:04:39AM -0800, Marco.Cimarosti@icl.com wrote:
> Now imagine that someone registers a domain "www..com" and built on it a
> perfect replica of www.aou.com, with the sole purpose of grabbing passwords
> from Italian turists in Scandinavia, to make their bank accounts much
> lighter...
>
> Note: if you think that this scenario is too fictionary, you clearly don't
> know my fellow country(wo)men!

It's not fictional at all. Someone setup paypai.com to catch people trying
to go to paypal.com. If it's been done in ASCII, it will be done exploiting
the differences in Unicode.

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David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
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And crawling, on the planet's face, some insects called the human race.
Lost in space, lost in time, and meaning.
	-- RHPS



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