[thelist] phony ebay scam? Security of info on the web

Jason Handby jasonh at pavilion.co.uk
Tue Feb 25 14:49:01 CST 2003

> jason,
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> > From: Jason Handby
> >
> > > My in-laws got this message which is apparently bogus
> >
> > A few links for your reading pleasure:
> >
> >   http://www.imakenews.com/emailresults/e_article000097314.cfm
> >   http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/15717.html
> >   http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/28279.html
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> unfortunately, none of the news stories above are similar to what tom is
> talking about.

Ignoring your unwarranted pissiness for a moment, the reason I sent them,
and felt that they might be interesting background reading, was because they
all relate to bogus emails purporting to come from eBay. The first article
in particular refers to a method of putting dodgy links in HTML emails and
making them look innocuous, which I thought might have been relevant to Tom
(as for all I know his original email might have been an HTML mail).


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