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Apple.com is crazy!

Discussion in 'TUG Lounge' started by davidvel, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. davidvel

    davidvel TUG Member

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    To prevent this in Firefox (don't know about other browsers):

    Enter about:config in the Address/URL bar.
    Press the big button to bypass the warning (if you haven't turned this off already).
    Enter puny in the Filter bar to limit display to just options containing 'puny'.
    Double-click on network.IDN_show_punycode to toggle this option between TRUE / FALSE
    Set the value to TRUE

    This not only fixes the URL display for the site you are viewing, but also the URL indication you get when you mouse-over a link.
     
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    davidvel TUG Member

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    If you now update Chrome, it will be fixed. I tried it yesterday (before updating) and was shocked. People that figure these bugs out are brilliant.

    This would work to snare nearly anyone, even the most savvy techies, if they didn't hover and check the link first. I couldn't find a way to distinguish from the real site, other than looking at ssl certificate. For the less savvy, forgitaboutit.

    Note: the links are in fact safe, if you want to test your browser.
     
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    Edge and IE don't suffer from the problem.
     

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