Phishing Feature: Convert HTML To Text

Dhawal Doshy dhawal at NETMAGICSOLUTIONS.COM
Fri Oct 21 13:39:40 IST 2005

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Julian Field wrote:
> I have just added a comment to the article. Sending plain text  messages 
> doesn't help at all. It is trivial to write an HTML email  message that 
> looks exactly like a plain text one when viewed in all  the most popular 
> email apps.

Agreed, but what i'm suggesting is forcibly converting the html message 
to text by removing all links/frames/tags/objects and replace the links 
with the plaintext (href) values if the option (Convert Phishing HTML To 
Text) is set in MailScanner.conf as done in the "Convert HTML To Text" 

It is just an idea.. i am quite happy with the current detection 
techniques and the (yet to be implemented at my site) safe.sites update 
feature + clamav/bitdefender.

- dhawal

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