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RE: New (19.10.05) MS-IE Url Spoofing bug (byK-Gen).
From: "Scott Melnick" <smelnick () water com>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 15:30:48 -0400
Nick FitzGerald Wrote:
IFF that is the case, then it is an extraordinarily brain-dead design,
as it breaks the very critical "rule" that you should NOT surprise the
user. A URL link that is shown in the interface to go one place, but
which goes somewhere else is fundamentally broken under that rule.
If this is by design, then it's another case of a feature that breaks
Billy's admonition that security is to trump features, so should be
It has been that way for a long time. Sometime the underlined link is in
the form of Click Here to be redirected. Phishing schemes have been
using this in emails for a good long time as well. Especially the ebay
account ones that I'm sure everyone has seen about account information.
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- RE: New (19.10.05) MS-IE Url Spoofing bug (byK-Gen). Scott Melnick (Oct 20)