Phishing net and international characters

Denis Beauchemin Denis.Beauchemin at USHERBROOKE.CA
Fri Aug 26 16:34:58 IST 2005

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Hello Julian,

Someone told me that our phishing net believes ALL accented characters 
are bad, as seen here:
<a href=""><font color="red"><b>MailScanner 
soup&ccedil;onne le lien "" d'&ecirc;tre une tentative de 
fraude de la part de</b></font> www.&eacute;.com</a><br>

The source of the message was:
<a href="">www.&eacute;.com</a>

I know there are many vulnerabilities with IDN, but they will probably 
get mainstream soon.  I found this article about Netscape 7 that dates 
back July 2003:

So, is this a bug in MS or a desing decision?

Thanks again!


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