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"Phishing" is jargon and shouldn't be in the UI

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Toolkit
Safe Browsing
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trivial
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
11 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: gkn, Unassigned)

Tracking

2.0 Branch
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

(Reporter)

Description

11 years ago
Including the word "phishing" in Firefox's UI is a bad idea. Most users won't understand the word; it's jargon. In particular they won't know that it's bad until it's explained, and most people won't bother reading any explanation.

Thunderbird uses the terminology "scam" and "scam protection". "Fake" or "forgery" would also be better than "phishing". Any of these would make it suitably obvious that this is a bad, scary, evil website.
(Reporter)

Updated

11 years ago
Flags: blocking-firefox2?
The warning already uses 'forgery' (with 'phishing' hidden and fully explained under a collapsed portion of the dialog) and once bug 340677 lands, it'll no longer exist in the pref panel either.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Flags: blocking-firefox2?
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
(Reporter)

Comment 2

11 years ago
What about the Help menu item ("Report Phishing Website")? Will that be changed too?
(Assignee)

Updated

3 years ago
Component: Phishing Protection → Phishing Protection
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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