Re: dangerous e-mail re-direct
From: jimf (anonymous_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 20:49:52 -0800
Wow, thats a great tool. Thanks very much, Jupiter.
Maybe IE should by default warn a user if there is an
embedded user%password in the url.
>Bogus and dangerous to those unaware.
>See this link for a tool to help identify these type of
>Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>An easier way to read newsgroup messages:
>"jimf" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
>> I received a fake e-mail from "microsoft". It
>> from ip address 22.214.171.124. It has the typical
>> about needing to validate information. When you
>> choose "Click here", you are sent
>> to "http://badkey.mircosoft.ch". This, in turn,
>> you to "http://www.cancelprojects.com/ms/indexa.html".
>> The scary part is the Adress field of Internet Explorer
>> says that you are at "https://badkey.microsoft.com",
>> IE says that this page is secure, etc. Normally I just
>> ignore such e-mails or check them out to see the
>> misspellings :) But this one surprised me because the
>> really shows Microsoft.com. I leave it up to the pro's
>> investigate and stop this kind of abuse. If you need
>> more information, please respond in this newsgroup and
>> I'll provide it.
>> Jim F