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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 
fixed.


Regards,
Nick FitzGerald


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.


Scott Melnick
Security Guy

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