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The Register: Firefox Spoofing Flaw Goes International

Feb 08, 2005, 16:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

"A security loophole in Mozilla and Firefox browser could be used to spoof the URL displayed in the address bar, SSL certificate and status bar. The vulnerability also affects Opera and Konqueror and stems from a flawed IDN (International Domain Name) implementation within the browsers.

"The bug could be exploited by registering domain names with certain international characters--which look like other commonly-used characters--in order to hoodwink users into believing they on a different, trusted site..."

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