Sunday, 28 December 2003

Scam exploits IE URL spoof vulnerability

It was only a matter of time before someone exploited the Internet Explorer URL spoof vulnerability. (As Xeni Jardin points out, Microsoft has yet to issue a fix.) This particular scam involves an email that purports to be from PayPal and includes a link that appears to take the unwary reader to PayPal's web site, where he is asked to "verify" his account information. The users is really taken to, which looks like a legitimate PayPal page and which the scammer thoughtfully induced IE to make it look like it is hosted at PayPal.

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