Dear RIPE: Please don't encourage phishing
smb at cs.columbia.edu
Mon Feb 13 03:22:18 UTC 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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