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Wednesday, February 9th 2005, 12:52am

Recent news of spoofing flaw affecting Konqueror

I suppose many of you have seen this already:…s_idn_spoofing/

I tested this spoofing flaw under my version of Konqueror.... ver. 3.3.2 and it was present.

Is there a work around this flaw with Konqueror 3.3.2 or is it something that is still be addressed?



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Thursday, February 10th 2005, 10:48pm

The problem, as far as I understood it, is that it is not a software problem but a character looking equal to another different character.

Its like having l (lowercase L) for I (uppercase i).

I guess the developers of any software using domain names would welcome suggestions on how to represent this to users to make them aware of the difference.

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