Dear RIPE: Please don't encourage phishing

Steven Bellovin smb at cs.columbia.edu
Sun Feb 12 21:22:18 CST 2012


> 
> 
> Oh, and 'i' and 'l' need to be banned as well, because a san-serif uppercase I
> looks a lot like a san-serif lowercase l. (In fact, in the font I'm currently using,
> the two are pixel-identical).
> 
> I don't see anybody calling for the banning of 'i' and 'l' in domain names due to that.

The very first phishing message I ever saw was from paypa1.com.


		--Steve Bellovin, https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb








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