Firefox to disable IDN support

by Antony

According to Netcraft's report, Upcoming releases of the Firefox and Mozilla browsers will turn off support for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) by default to protect users from the spoofing.

SillyDog701 has a detailed discussion, “IDN Spoofing Security Issue in FF, Moz, NS7, Safari”.

> Firefox to Disable IDN Support as Phishing Defense (NetCraft)

> Mozilla Foundation Response to IDN Homograph Spoofing Attack (MozillaZine)

Posted by Antony Shen on February 15, 2005 5:58 PM

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