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



On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 09:47:00AM -0700, R. Douglas Barbieri wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 06:30:32AM -0700, p@dirac.org wrote:
> > http://www.citibank.com:ac=VybznNffNxknAUxPrfE2jYaQUptJ@a3ksd.PiSeM.NeT/3/?IYTEw
> > 4eVTtbH1w6CpDrT
> 
> This has me flabbergasted. I bet this trick worked very well for the
> scammers. I mean, even though the email is amateurish, the web page
> looks totally legit. I tested this out in konqueror; hovering over any
> link on the page shows that it would be redirected through PsSeM.NeT.
> 
> I remember seeing something like this during the dot bomb. There was a
> website called something like safeweb.com (I can't remember the actual
> name, it's on the tip of my tounge). The idea was for you to be able to
> surf the web using https--the https server would "wrap" all of the
> target links on a page before serving it to your browser via https--I
> guess a kind of web tunneling.

Oh well, never mind. You would think I would look a little closer.  It's
not wrapping, it's doing a popup--and I normally have popups disabled.
This isn't as bad as I thought, but it still should have fooled a lot of
people.

> -- 
> R. Douglas Barbieri
> doug@dooglio.net
> http://www.dooglio.net
> 
> vi: "The way God meant for man to edit text files..."
> 
> GPG Fingerprint: FE6A 6A57 2B95 7594 E534  BFEE 45F1 9E5E F30A 8A27
> GPG Public key : http://www.dooglio.net/dooglio.asc



-- 
R. Douglas Barbieri
doug@dooglio.net
http://www.dooglio.net

vi: "The way God meant for man to edit text files..."

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