Phishing net behaving strangely

Denis Beauchemin Denis.Beauchemin at USHERBROOKE.CA
Fri Apr 8 18:54:45 IST 2005

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Julian Field wrote:

>>> ...
>>> Here is what I got:
>>> <a href="http_:_//_132_._210_._0_._0/"><font
>>> color="red"><b>MailScanner soup&ccedil;onne le lien ""
>>> d'&ecirc;tre une tentative de fraude de la part de</b></font> pas le
>>> bon</a><br>
>>> Which makes MS' message appear as a link.  The message translates to:
>>> MS believes the link "" to be a phishing fraud attempt
>>> from bad tag.
>>> Is this normal behaviour?
>> I just tried it again after changing MS' setup to English and the
>> results are the same: MS' warning is inside the link...  so I guess it
>> is normal behaviour...
> The idea is to leave the link active, but make the warning message part
> of the link. So if it is a false alarm, they can still easily click on
> the link. They have to be made aware that what they are doing is
> potentially dangerous, but I don't (and shouldn't) actually stop them
> being able to follow the link.

It makes perfect sense but the result is somewhat intriguing 
nonetheless. ;-)



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