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Re: [vox-tech] one of the most pernicious spams i've ever seen.

On Thu 25 Sep 03,  9:49 AM, Rob Rogers <rob@wizardstower.net> said:
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 06:30:32AM -0700, p@dirac.org wrote:
> >
> > my question is -- how is this done?  how does this URL:
> > 
> > http://www.citibank.com:ac=VybznNffNxknAUxPrfE2jYaQUptJ@a3ksd.PiSeM.NeT/3/?IYTEw
> > 4eVTtbH1w6CpDrT
> > 
> > bring up citibank.com's webpage and then another page with the
> > account/PIN grabber?  i've never seen anything like this before.
> If you break down that url it looks like:
> www.citibank.com <- username
> : <- seperator
> ac=VybznNffNxknAUxPrfE2jYaQUptJ <- password
> @ <- at (duh)
> a3ksd.PiSeM.NeT <- servername
> /3/?IYTEw4eVTtbH1w6CpDrT <- misc crap
> And doing a wget on that url gives me this (comments added)
> <META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="0; URL=http://citibank.com/us/index.htm";>
> <title></title></HEAD>
> <BODY bgColor=#ffffff onload="window.open('welcome2.html', 'nameit',
> 'top=185,left=250,width=300,height=230,toolbar=no,location=no,scrollbars=
> no,resizable=no')">
> </BODY></HTML>

i didn't know this.  so, an URL is of the form:

URL = user:password@url

where lowercase "url" is what i used to think of as being an url. and
the "user:password@" portion is optional.


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