#1349 MUC: Check for confusable nicknames

Reporter Zash
Owner Nobody
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  • Milestone-0.12
  • Status-Accepted
  • Priority-Medium
  • Type-Enhancement
  1. Zash on

    Description of feature: Handling of confusingly similar nicknames in MUC in a sensible way. Prevent use and registration of nicknames that could be confused with previously used, registered nicknames. Registered nicknames should probably win in case of conflicts. Motivation: Helps prevent various forms of trickery and attacks. Also see #1347

  2. Zash on

    • tags Milestone-0.12
  3. MattJ on

    Do we have any code for this yet?

  4. Zash on

    We have util.encodings.confusable.skeleton() and mod_mimicking using it to stop registration of usernames confusable with any previously registered usernames. Missing is something equivalent to mod_mimicking for MUC nicknames.

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