ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Sat Jun 28 07:58:16 CDT 2008


On Jun 28, 2008, at 4:19 AM, Raoul Bhatia [IPAX] wrote:
> Tony Finch wrote:
>> On Thu, 26 Jun 2008, Jeroen Massar wrote:
>>> thinking of all the nice security issues which come along (home,  
>>> mycomputer
>>> and .exe etc anyone ? :)
>>
>> .exe has the same security properties as .com
>
> not exactly, as a lot of users know that there is something like a
> .com domain. they will expect something else from .exe

I'm not sure I understand the security threat here.  Is the theory  
that someone will click on "foo.exe" and the fact that it is a URL is  
somehow worse than if it is an actual executable?  If that's not it,  
can someone explain (small words, with subtitles -- I'm not a security  
geek).

Thanks,
-drc






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