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Things You Probably Didn't Know About A U R L Address


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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 07:17 AM

Info about how you can be tricked by a normal looking URL.

http://www.pc-help.org/obscure.htm

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 08:34 AM

That was an interesting read, rowal5555.
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 08:55 AM

Interesting.

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 10:44 AM

Historically these techniques have been used to try to fool Intrusion Detection Systems into thinking the packet is normal when in fact it is an attack.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 06:22 AM

Very cool and very scary. This is "must reading" for anyone who is serious about online safe, and guarding against ID theft.

:thumbsup: :flowers: Nice catch.

Edited by acklan, 02 August 2007 - 06:22 AM.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 02:58 PM

I really liked it thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 08:18 AM

Very cool!!!!
It was an interesting find rowal5555

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 09:30 AM

This is cool, I'm using Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.6.

When I clicked on the link http://doesn'tmatter@www.pc-help.org/obscure.htm, Firefox gave me a warning that said:

You are about to log into the site "www.pc-help.org" with the username "doesn'tmatter", but the website does not require authentication. This may be an attempt to trick you.
Is "www.pc-help.org" the site you want to visit?


Pretty cool that Firefox warns you about that kind of stuff.

Edited by sharpe95, 05 August 2007 - 09:30 AM.


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Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:58 PM

Very kewl! Definatly a good and informational read. Two thumbs up :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 07:38 AM

:thumbsup: Good job. Very interesting read.

But every time I open that address, my AV program (Avira) shows a warning (screenshot). Any info on that? :flowers:

Not only in Opera, with Firefox, the same happens. Although I realize it is rooted in my AV program....

Edited by navsangeet_88foru, 08 August 2007 - 07:41 AM.

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#11 rowal5555

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 04:18 AM

Hmmm.

Comes up green in Site Advisor, and Avast doesn't have a problem with it so I would say it is a false positive.

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 02:48 PM

Good info. Rowal5555, really fine indeed.

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 02:09 PM

Thanks! Detailed Info!
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 05:04 PM

Thanks for that, a good read, and very helpful, cheers! :thumbsup:
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Posted 14 September 2007 - 09:20 AM

Info about how you can be tricked by a normal looking URL.

http://www.pc-help.org/obscure.htm

Good one!A must read for those who are concerned for the safety of their systems.
Both Mozilla and Opera displayed the notice regarding the username before the '@' symbol.
Safari and Avast browsers directly opened the required webpage.
But my Internet Explorer(IE7) displays error message "Cannot find the webpage" when used with the '@' symbol.
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