Resending [Phishing net and international characters]

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sat Aug 27 11:05:20 IST 2005

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How is MailScanner going to know that %E9 is the same as é ?

Denis Beauchemin wrote:

> 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!
> Denis
> PS: I sent this message 2 hours ago and I still haven't seen it back...

Julian Field
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