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Re : Outlook Express 6.0 : link destination obfuscation
From: "Romain Vergniol" <romain.vergniol () cegedim fr>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 14:30:15 +0100
or http://www.myBank.com+aWholeLottaJunk () badsite com
This example does not work anymore due to the recent desactivation
of this syntax by Microsoft (for http:// only, it still works for ftp://).
Romain Vergniol wrote:
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
2003 Win XP SP2 FR.
<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
Could it be considered as a security issue ?
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- Re : Outlook Express 6.0 : link destination obfuscation Romain Vergniol (Jan 04)