[UA-discuss] [UA-EAI] Issue needs discussion and closure
marksv at microsoft.com
Mon Mar 12 20:33:37 UTC 2018
Yeah, I am prone to overthinking stuff like this 😝
-- More than anything else, that issue is an attention magnet for nerds like us. We do like clever toys and hacks like that, don't we ;)
From: Arnt Gulbrandsen [mailto:arnt at gulbrandsen.priv.no]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 14:24
To: Mark Svancarek <marksv at microsoft.com>
Cc: Vittorio Bertola <vittorio.bertola at open-xchange.com>; ua-eai at icann.org; ua-discuss at icann.org
Subject: Re: [UA-discuss] [UA-EAI] Issue needs discussion and closure
Mark Svancarek writes:
> Actually, my “keyboard” is pretty flexible.
That's your excellent OS support, not the keyoard you use. Your keycaps say "A", "S", "D" and so on, right? I see Hindi traditional on your list, is there a keycap that says आ?
EAI is for the people whose knowledge of A-Z is too shaky to be comfortable emailing using A-Z, but who can read and write some other writing system, and who have a computer so they want to email. For these people, the keyboard they have is a decent proxy. They chose that keyboard because it reflects their knowledge. It isn't necessarily a hard and fast border of their skill, but it's a pretty good working description.
> To your other point about mainly-ASCII phishing, I am happy to
> consider I may be overthinking things by looking for recommended good
> practices for this topic.
Phishing's a big threat nowadays. It's worth keeping in mind that exploiting similar-looking glyphs isn't a big part of that evil industry.
It was a clever, novel attack once, but hasn't grown to much more in the decade that's passed since it was invented. Phishers don't need cyrillic a to impersonate Chase, they just register chase-account-security-team.com and fool enough people.
So I don't think that warrants much attention. More than anything else, that issue is an attention magnet for nerds like us. We do like clever toys and hacks like that, don't we ;)
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