Adam Fields (weblog)

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DNS spoofing attack

Filed under: — adam @ 12:55 pm

This seems pretty bad. It uses international support for alternate character sets to substitute a different character that looks like an english one. Moreover, it works with SSL, too.

This goes right through spoofstick. There’s a fix for mozilla/firefox, to turn off international character support.

There’s a demonstration of a fake paypal link here:

The link is:
<a href=’http://www.p&#1072;’>Click here to enter paypal</a>

Via boingboing.

(Update: You got your phishing scam in my internationalization! You got your internationalization in my phishing scam!)

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