[charmodReview-17] "security problems" with Unicode homographs

Hello www-tag,

 Slashdot has picked up a paper from Communications of the ACM about
 URL spoofing using Unicode characters. Aparently a research team
 registered a domain name that looked like "microsoft.com" but used
 two cyrillic letters for "c" and "o". (Not sure how they would do
 that, since AFAIK domain names are still ascii). Anyway I thought
 that "security" aspect could be mentioned, perhaps, in charmod.


 Chris                          mailto:chris@w3.org

Received on Wednesday, 29 May 2002 11:25:27 UTC