Banks do make it extraordinarily easy for their sites to be spoofed by
allowing all their html, .gif etc to appear in my Temporary Internet Folder
without even me having to lift a finger.
You can make web sites which don't download - time for banks to learn about
Tom Petch, Consultant
From: Mark Smith
Cc: parry(_at_)aftab(_dot_)com <parry(_at_)aftab(_dot_)com>;
Date: 22 December 2003 13:37
Subject: Re: [Fwd: [isdf] need help from the ietf list...can someone
postthis for me? or allow me to post directly?]
I've heard of one recently where the actual page was from the legitimate
bank web site, but the dialog box window asking for username and password
detail was the spoofed component. Everythink, including HTTPS locks, URLs
etc displayed would have looked, and actually were legitimate.
On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 20:05:02 -0500
On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 18:40:57 EST, Parry Aftab said:
It's a spoof, phished e-mail. No such credit card. I just confirmed
the powers that be in PayPal/eBay. The scams are good enough to
even ietf members. See the problem? How can someone tell this was a
Damned good one, they even got their URL into PayPal's FAQ:
Either this is a whole new level of phishing, or the left hand doesn't
what the right hand is doing. You tell me.
We need some tech guidance?
Yes, PayPal apparently needs some. guidance in getting their info pages
to correspond to their policy - see the above URL, see the mail I
and then see this URL:
Also might want to have another chat with your powers that be, they
seem to be out of touch with what their company and their business
partners over at Providian are actually doing.