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



On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 01:58:13PM -0700, Micah J. Cowan wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 09:33:08AM -0700, Michael J Wenk wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 08:17:52AM -0700, p@dirac.org wrote:
> > > On Thu 25 Sep 03, 10:46 AM, Rob Rogers <rob@wizardstower.net> said:
> > > > On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 07:24:56AM -0700, p@dirac.org wrote:
> > > > > 
> > > > > 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.
> > > > 
> > > > Right. You've probably even seen it for an ftp url...works the same way
> > > > for http, just not seen as often.
> > >  
> > > aha.  thanks!
> > > 
> > > > As a side note, Opera gave me the following in a popup when I tried to
> > > > click on your URL
> > > > 
> > > > Security warning:
> > > > 
> > > > You are about to go to an address containing a username.
> > > > 
> > > >   Username: www.citibank.com
> > > >   Server: a3ksd.pisem.net
> > > > 
> > > > Are you sure you want to go to this address?
> > >  
> > > yeah, i got that too (i'm on opera).
> > > 
> > > i was convinced the email was a fraud by looking at it.  i know banks
> > > don't ask for PIN's.  they go through great lengths not to know your PIN
> > > when you create the account.  for instance, washing mutual has a machine
> > > you enter your PIN into, and the teller has to walk at least 3 feet away
> > > and turn around before you punch your number in.
> > > 
> > > but i was so darned curious, i had to investigate!
> > >  
> > > pete
> > 
> > Also, guess it doesn't hurt to say that you should never have your PIN
> > for online banking match the one for your ATM.  Or if you're forced, be
> > bloody sure that the site you enter it, really is your bank's site.  
> 
> Do you know of banks that let you choose two different PINs, one for
> online, one for ATM? That'd be nice...

Wells Fargo and Addison Avenue Federal Credit Union BOTH allow this... 

> > Oh, URI stands for Uniform Resource Identifier (see RFC 2396 for
> > details) 
> 
> Yeah, it does... but what does that have to do with anything? All of
> the URIs he cited are also valid URLs, so he's perfectly right to
> refer to them as such, if that's what you're getting at. Also, the
> difference is mostly theoretical, as I haven't seen many (any?) REAL
> URNs in the wild, except for "persistent URLs".

Someone mentioned a URI back in this thread somewhere and was hazy, so I
tried to make it clearer.  When you really get down to it, its
irrelevant what you call it, just so it gives you the information you
are looking for. 

Mike
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