[SURBL-Discuss] Re: Adding SpamBouncer phishing data to ph.surbl.org

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Mon Aug 1 07:43:18 CEST 2005

On Sunday, July 31, 2005, 3:52:53 AM, Herb Martin wrote:
> Presumably -- now you have me interested so I am going to check
> -- ClamAV does more than a naive pattern match on the URI and
> apparently they even have (had) endless debates in the ClamAV
> newsgroups/lists on this subject.

Sure, and any additional pattern matching is probably useful for
detecting phishes, but every phish I've seen has tried to direct
someone to a fake web site.  Web sites mentioned in spams,
including phishing spams, are *precisely* what SURBLs are designed
to detect.

SURBLs are not designed to detect viruses at all, just web sites.
Phishes don't usually have viruses, but they do have web sites.
Draw your own conclusions....  :-)

> And by the way:  I REALLY appreciate your SURBL lists and hard
> work

On behalf of the many people helping out with the SURBL project
in various ways, thanks for your kind words.

Jeff C.
Jeff Chan
mailto:jeffc at surbl.org

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