Insert link facilitates phishing attacks
thijsalkemade at gmail.com
Wed Nov 20 20:23:31 EST 2013
On 21 nov. 2013, at 01:59, Coyo <coyo at darkdna.net> wrote:
> He's got a point. It wouldn't exactly be a breaking change to silently change the anchor's target to the link in the description. descriptions such as "click here" are legitimate, but if "twitter.com" links to something that isn't "twitter.com/intent/follow" or something within the same domain, I can't think of any legitimate use cases that would break if this were filtered.
Then they can still send “twitter,com”, “twitter ̣com”, “twitter¸com”… there are probably hundreds of UTF8 characters that, when not examined closely, can be confused for a dot. Or hidden characters that will throw off your domain name check. Figuring out what might look like an URL to users is not as easy as it might sound.
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