Posts Tagged ‘encode’

Domain Name Disputes

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

If you own a domain or are listed as one of the contacts for a registered domain, it’s likely that you’ve been notified at least once about a “domain name dispute”.

Domain name dispute fraud is an interesting breed of email fraud. These scams tend to originate in Asia and claim to be from an Asian domain registrar that is proactively notifying you that someone is trying to register your domain name on one or more Asian top level domains (TLDs).

They capitalize on the fact that a lot of domain owners know very little about what domain ownership entails or even how their domain got registered in the first place. Consequently the targets of this type of fraud are liable to believe that not registering with the Asian TLDs will dilute their brand.

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Spammers Use Word-Joiner Characters to Encode URLs

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Spammers use a variety of tricks and tactics to try and hide the URLs that link spam emails to their spam hosting websites from the various email filtering programs that are trying to catch them.

Many, if not most, of these tricks depend on the fact that today’s browsers (which are used by email programs to display html emails) are extremely forgiving when it comes to non-standard and broken html.

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