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by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2006/07/28 03:01 -04:00, original URI:

Remember earlier this month when I was talking about the Update to the mitigation tools for IDN security problems?

Well, it turns out that Wikipedia has an external link to the tools in its Internationalized Domain Names article.

Unfortunately, they are pointing at the old download site of the 1.0 tools I posted about originally. A link that no longer resolves. :-(

Luckily the link is far enough down on the list that people haven't noticed, mostly. In fact if Sergey hadn't mentioned it to me I wouldn't have noticed (not being a paid Wikipedia fact checker does cut into the amount of time I could really spend on such a project!).

I am sure it will all work itself out, and someone will update the link shortly to point to the correct link.

And then also, just as hopefully (and so that no one takes this as a pure Wikipedia bashing blog post!), Microsoft won't move the link next time they do an update. :-)


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Dean Harding on 28 Jul 2006 3:18 AM:

You could have just edited the Wikipedia page yourself... it's quite easy :)

Anyway, I did it already.

Michael S. Kaplan on 28 Jul 2006 7:59 AM:

Well, I could have... but didn't I say I was sure it would all work itself out and that someone would update the link? :-)

I probably would have been tempted to point to some of my original phishing posts that went up before the big scare on IDN happened and people realized security might be an issue (despite the fact that the RFCs were quite clear on the need!). And it would have looked way too self-involved, if you know what I mean....

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