Posts Tagged ‘url’

Vonage Account Security Phish – A Perfect 10

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

This is one for the record books.

The other day we intercepted several copies of a phishing email that, in conjunction with a fake web page, attempts to acquire your Vonage phone number and password.

Subject: Important – Vonage Account Security Information

From: “donotreply@vonage.com” <donotreply@vonage.com>

The body contains this image file:

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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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