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Phishing attack in Firefox, Palmoon and maybe others.
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tallboy


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Apr 2017, 15:58    Post subject:  Phishing attack in Firefox, Palmoon and maybe others.
Subject description: Uses domain names identical to known safe sites
 

I found this in the Palemoon forum:
Phishing Attack Uses Domains Identical to Known Safe Sites

https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/04/chrome-firefox-unicode-phishing/

How to fix this in Firefox and Palemoon, and probably other browsers:
In your firefox location bar, type ‘about:config’ without quotes.
Do a search for ‘punycode’ without quotes.
You should see a parameter titled: network.IDN_show_punycode
Change the value from false to true.

I now use Pale Moon 27.2.1, but I also have a FF 45.0.2 installed, and the codeline in prefs is present in both.

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purple379

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Apr 2017, 20:32    Post subject: Can Phishing be stopped by --  

Can Phishing be stopped by using a DNS which automatically limits out the Domain Numbers of Phishers???

I ask this because - OpenDNS (which actually in the US, so not of much value in Europe) claims their Domain Name Servers prevent Pishing somehow.

Is there a similar service in Europe? And is that service really spying on its users??
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PostPosted: Sat 22 Apr 2017, 23:07    Post subject:  

Tallboy:

I'm guessing that fix would go for other Firefox derivatives, as well. Specifically, I reference SeaMonkey.

Best,

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PostPosted: Fri 28 Apr 2017, 15:15    Post subject:  

I had to bust the post. Sorry... carry on
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PostPosted: Wed 17 May 2017, 10:55    Post subject:  

A little warning regarding punycode set to true: My Palmoon definitely don't like it, some websites which usually uses https, behave unpredictable with punycode enabled. The extension is maybe not fully developed.

So I toggled it back to false with about:config: network.IDN_show_punycode false

There are no big phish in my pond anyway...

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