Last modified: 2005-09-06 13:30:57 UTC

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Bug 3313 - Disallow usernames that are too similar to existing names
Disallow usernames that are too similar to existing names
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 2290
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
All All
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-08-30 18:13 UTC by p_simoons
Modified: 2005-09-06 13:30 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description p_simoons 2005-08-30 18:13:57 UTC
When a user registers a new name, if the name is too similar to that of an
existing user (e.g. only one or two letters changed, such as RickK -> RicKK), it
should be disallowed. We get far too many impersonation attacks, and some of
them are quite subtle, e.g. the infamous lowercase-l vs. uppercase-i trick, or
tiny accents on letters.

Possibly check each letter to a set of variants (which would be the same letter
with different accents) and consider those the same for this purpose.
Comment 1 Zigger 2005-09-06 13:30:57 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2290 ***

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