[SpamCop-List] Re: Bogus Spamvertised Web Links
jg at coks.net
Sun Jan 1 12:00:09 EST 2006
On 1/1/2006 11:44 AM spamacyde scribbled:
> Is it possible for a spammer to provide a link that involves the IP address
> of a legitimate web site if they want to mess with the spam recipient or
> host of that web site?
Isn't that a form of joejobbing - in which case, the answer to your
question is yes?
> If the answer to the question above is yes, when spamcop deobfuscates links
> in a spam message, does it make an attempt to verify whether the links
> point to a "bad" website as oppossed to a "good" one?
I'm not really qualified to give a definitive answer, but it would seem
to be asking SC to do quite a bit more than it is set up for - how would
it tell "good site" from "a bad site"?
> If the answer to the second question no, what do I need to do to protect
> myself when clicking on a link to verify that it goes to a "bad" site ie one
> that is trying to sell me potions as opposed to Fred's blog about pine trees
> or no site at all?
Use a secure browser and disallow script execution, s/w
Others here will advise to not click the link at all if you are not sure
of it, which is good advice...
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