[SURBL-Discuss] Heads up: new open redirecters and new
spammertrick for urls
johnml at michaweb.net
Sun May 16 17:51:47 CEST 2004
From: "David Coulson"
> John Fawcett wrote:
> > Here's the URL. I didn't even munge it, since it should get
> > past the filters.
> I get a forbidden error from Yahoo when I go to that URL - Certainly
> doesn't seem to work too well as a redirector.
Still works for me (in MSI Explorer 6).
Because the mailing list software has folded the
url onto mutliple lines, I had to painstakingly copy
and paste the separate parts into the browser to
recompose the whole url before clicking enter
(or use a text editor to do the same job)
In the original spam message it was all much more
straightforward. I just clicked the link.
Out of curiosity, I just tried it out with Opera and
that has the same issues as MSIE and redirects
to the spam site without difficulty.
Instead, Firefox was not fooled: like spamcopuri
it gets a forbidden error and does not redirect.
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