Certain characters may be used for domain name spoofing

2010-06-29T00:00:00
ID OPERA:961
Type opera
Reporter Opera
Modified 2010-06-29T00:00:00

Description

Opera uses several approaches to prevent spoofing of internationalized domain names (IDN) with characters that look similar to each other. With untrusted top-level domains, Opera prevents certain combinations of characters from being used in the same part of a domain name as each other, and should display them in punycode format instead if they are combined. In some cases, these different characters are not correctly detected, and some incorrect combinations are allowed, which may be used to spoof domain names.