International alphabets for domain names open doors to more web misuse

Can anyone doubt that this exact thing will happen almost immediately?

PayPal vs Fake PayPal: Can You Tell the Difference? [PIC]

If the domain, created using Cyrillic scripts “raural.com” was registered, the way that Unicode-browsers will actually render that domain in latin is as “paypal.com.” In theory, phishers could pass around that link and set up a fake version of the PayPal site to harvest logins and credit card data.

I’ve made this graphic for even better illustration (go to article to see).

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~ by WPA Staff on January 4, 2010.

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