IDN Safe

IDN Safe

IDN Safe is a browser extension which blocks internationalized domain names to prevent you from visiting probable fake sites.

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What is IDN Safe?

'IDN Safe' is a Chrome extension designed to enhance online safety by blocking internationalized domain names, also known as punycode domains. It functions with the aim to deter deceptive web spoofing that occurs due to the use of Unicode in domain names. The extension allows for temporary entry on domains or full additions to the whitelist. By default, these are blocked, ensuring a further protective layer against likely phishing websites.

Users: 3,119
Rating: 5.00 (7)
Version: 1.5.1 (Last updated: 2020-07-07)
Creation date: 2019-10-02
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • <all_urls>
Size: 147.46K
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IDN Safe
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IDN Safe blocks internationalized domain names also known as punycode domains. This helps you to identify them and will prevent you from visiting probable fake sites.

The use of Unicode in domain names makes it potentially easier to spoof web sites as the visual representation of an IDN string in a web browser may make a spoof site appear indistinguishable to the legitimate site being spoofed, depending on the font used.

With IDN Safe you can temporarily allow domains or whitelist them at all. By default they are blocked.

Please feel free to make some requests at github:

User reviews
Size: 143KiB Thanks!
by A Google user, 2018-03-26

very good
by Atya Salah Atya Salah, 2018-02-23
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Risk impact

IDN Safe is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install IDN Safe if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

IDN Safe has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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