Phishing detection - FYI

Martin Hepworth martinh at SOLID-STATE-LOGIC.COM
Fri Nov 12 10:50:50 GMT 2004


We've noticed that lots of HTML based email newsletters, esp from
electronics part manufacturers, have broken phishing style URL's in them.

I'm updating a ruleset to cope with this, but it is a problem with FP's
for people to watch out for.

IE people get used to the MailScanner warning message and ignore it as
white noise when an actual phishing style scam gets though.

I guess I could update to SA 3.01 and usethe Multi Surbl list's phishing
secton as well as the CLAMAV dectecton I currently use which seems to be
trapping the phishing stuff quite well anyway.

Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300


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