[tor-dev] Future Onion Addresses and Human Factors

Philipp Winter phw at nymity.ch
Mon Aug 10 21:00:46 UTC 2015

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 08:47:05AM +0100, bernard wrote:
> > On 9 Aug 2015, at 23:43, Philipp Winter <phw at nymity.ch> wrote:
> > 
> > Vanity onion addresses, for example, might have done more harm than good
> Why do you say that? What harm would human readable .onion addresses
> do? And to who?

Vanity addresses encourage people to only verify the human-readable part
of an address before clicking on it.  That creates a false sense of
security, which is already exploited by spoofed onion service addresses
whose prefix and suffix mimics the original onion address.


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