Warn the users of suspicious hyperlinks.

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 264850

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 264850
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: matthew.w.workman, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050908 Firefox/1.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050908 Firefox/1.4

For all hyperlinks (in email and browser) change the hover text (and/or link color) for those links that are suspicious.  

Suspicious links are those where:
  - The domain and TLD of the link text (where the link is in the form of a URL) do not match the URL displayed to the user.
  - The url contains XSS (cross-site script attack) characters and the the domain and TLD are different than the current domain and TLD.
 
This feature will help the user with phishing and XSS attacks.

There are various ways to inform the user of suspicious links.  Either color changes, hover text changes, or even a popup warning when clicked (sorta like the warning when going from secure site to unsecure site).


Reproducible: Always

Comment 1

13 years ago
Seems to be a dupe of one of the other phishing bugs (there are many). For instance bug 310519.

Comment 2

13 years ago
Furthermore,
 bug 301375 (XSS) and
 bug 264850 (hostname warning) are relevant.

Since all topics are already covered by other bugs and additional suggestions (coloring) are minute ==> DUPLICATE.

Summary wording closest to bug 264850.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 264850 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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