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Re: [vox-tech] one of the most pernicious spams i've ever seen.
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Re: [vox-tech] one of the most pernicious spams i've ever seen.

On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 08:17:52AM -0700, p@dirac.org wrote:
> On Thu 25 Sep 03, 10:46 AM, Rob Rogers <rob@wizardstower.net> said:
> > On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 07:24:56AM -0700, p@dirac.org wrote:
> > > 
> > > i didn't know this.  so, an URL is of the form:
> > > 
> > > URL = user:password@url
> > > 
> > > where lowercase "url" is what i used to think of as being an url. and
> > > the "user:password@" portion is optional.
> > 
> > Right. You've probably even seen it for an ftp url...works the same way
> > for http, just not seen as often.
> aha.  thanks!
> > As a side note, Opera gave me the following in a popup when I tried to
> > click on your URL
> > 
> > Security warning:
> > 
> > You are about to go to an address containing a username.
> > 
> >   Username: www.citibank.com
> >   Server: a3ksd.pisem.net
> > 
> > Are you sure you want to go to this address?
> yeah, i got that too (i'm on opera).
> i was convinced the email was a fraud by looking at it.  i know banks
> don't ask for PIN's.  they go through great lengths not to know your PIN
> when you create the account.  for instance, washing mutual has a machine
> you enter your PIN into, and the teller has to walk at least 3 feet away
> and turn around before you punch your number in.
> but i was so darned curious, i had to investigate!
> pete

Also, guess it doesn't hurt to say that you should never have your PIN
for online banking match the one for your ATM.  Or if you're forced, be
bloody sure that the site you enter it, really is your bank's site.  

Oh, URI stands for Uniform Resource Identifier (see RFC 2396 for


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