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Outlook Express 6.0 : link destination obfuscation
From: "Romain Vergniol" <romain.vergniol () cegedim fr>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 11:25:33 +0100

Hello FD readers,

did anyone already noticed that on Outlook Express 6.0, when a link is
longer than 512 bytes, the destination is not displayed at all in the
status bar ?

Tested on Outlook Express 6.0 on WinXP Pro SP2 FR, does not work on Outlook
2003 Win XP SP2 FR.

Ex :
<a href="http://www.exemple.com/+(500 random chars)">www.bank.com</a>

It could be used in phishing attacks for exemple to hide real link destination.
Could it be considered as a security issue ?

Kind regards,
Romain Vergniol

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