[SURBL-Discuss] Fw: Interesting Phishing Trick
Kevin A. McGrail
kmcgrail at pccc.com
Wed Mar 8 18:14:57 CET 2006
A co-worker of mine just pointed this out to me today. He tested it in
Thunderbird and I tested it in OE6. It warrants serious attention.
Ignoring the munged part, this would trick a very savvy internet user that
allows HTML email, clicks on a link and doesn't check the browser address
Any input on rules or techniques to block this nasty fellow?
> I just received a phishing e-mail claiming to be from eBay. All of the
> links LOOKED legit, including what displayed in the status bar when you
> moused over a link. I knew this was not legit, so I looked in the
> source code and found this:
href="http://184.108.40.206-MUNGED/...../"><u style="cursor: pointer"><font
> Note the double use of an a href tag, one inside a caption tag, one
outside. The outside a href displays, while the a href within the caption
tag is what would actually be triggered.
> Interesting way of masking the true URL.
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