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Gervase Markham gerv at
Wed Mar 12 13:27:22 CET 2008

Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> All the studies on phishing have shown that almost no user takes into
> account the domain name in its credibility assessment algorithm,
> relying instead on the look of the page. So, trying to address the
> phishing problem through homographs is a bad start.

a) We're not "starting" here
b) No-one is proposing these changes as a complete solution
c) User behaviour can change over time

"We can't completely solve the problem this way, so let's do nothing" is 
a poor argument. Having unambiguous location information _available_ is 
a prerequisite to doing something useful with it in a browser UI.


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