There is an exploit that can spoof trusted sites to make the domains look like the real ones when they are not. Showing punycode shows them up as not real. Opera is susceptible to that exploit. Is there any way to force Opera to show punycode?
See this page for an explanation:
If you click on the "lock" icon you'll see the difference. Would be nice to have something more obvious ...
It sure would be nice. How many people are going to think to click on the lock (or the world globe or turbo icon) to check for a fake site?
Clicking a lock is definitely not a secure solution for punycode phishing Opera should make something better to warn users.
Old Opera (12 and earlier) did, I suppose they're stuck with whatever Chromium supports in current versions.
They added a little something extra to enhance privacy for the users. Why could they not add something more to show punycode?
This has now been fixed in the latest Stable (and Beta) versions: https://www.opera.com/blogs/desktop/2017/04/opera-stable-44-0-2510-1449-update/
Thanks for notifying me.