[Mimedefang] Re: [SURBL-Discuss] Fw: Interesting Phishing Trick

Kenneth Porter shiva at sewingwitch.com
Fri Mar 17 14:08:28 EST 2006

On Friday, March 17, 2006 1:17 PM -0500 "David F. Skoll" 
<dfs at roaringpenguin.com> wrote:

> A differing protocol is no excuse.  This kind of nonsense just encourages
> phishing.  If you really need a redirector, then make it use https: also.
> Or don't put the link as text; just use "Click Here" or something similar.

Right. When I mouse over a link I look at the status bar, and if they don't 
match, my presumption is that someone's pulling a fast one. If they need to 
obscure the "real" URL behind a redirector, then show me the redirector 
URL. Or, as you say, put human-readable descriptive text there (eg. "Click 
Here"), not a URL.

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