Resending [Phishing net and international characters]

Scott Silva ssilva at SGVWATER.COM
Mon Aug 29 17:48:57 IST 2005

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Julian Field spake the following on 8/27/2005 3:05 AM:
> How is MailScanner going to know that %E9 is the same as é ?

I don't think it is the literal &eacute, but a capital "E" with an acute
symbol above it. %E9 should map to code 201, but with all the character
sets floating around the planet, I think this would be a tough nut to crack.
> 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...


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