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Re: Security issue in Microsoft Outlook
From: Jesse Morgan <jesse () jesterpm net>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 16:27:02 -0700
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You can also do that by adjusting the properties of the link. In the
same way you can take any text and make it into a link. If you view mail
in plain text only then it wont effect you.
The link text/actual url is an HTML anchor tag: <a
href="url.you.go.to">text you see</a>
An issue has been discovered in MS Outlook (All
Versions) where anyone can fake a URL & send it
How does it work:
Lets compose an email in MS Outlook, lets type
http://www.cybertrion.com & put a space after it to
make it a link. Now put your cursor just before
cybertrion & type any URL for eg:
http://www.foo-labs.info now send it to anyone. The
receiver will see the URL as http://www.foo-labs.info
but when he clicks on it it will directly take him to
I am not sure how critical this is but it can fool
alot of people & result in download of a virus.
For more details and Discovered by:
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