Possible threat?

David Fletcher dave at thefletchers.net
Thu Dec 20 18:37:06 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2012-12-20 at 08:40 -0800, rikona wrote:
> client, TheBat. Unfortunately, Claws mail immediately opens the link
> if you press the mouse button anywhere inside the link, and so it was

Never, NEVER EVER click the damn link on unexpected/suspect messages! I
thought we all knew this.

The link often isn't what it appears to be i.e. the actual link is
different to the text in the message which can be anything e.g.
www.hsbc.co.uk but the link will send you off to some suspect domain
that might be anything.

I see this all the time. Using Evolution, if I hover over the link with
the mouse it displays the actual destination in the bar at the bottom.


Or, if they're targeting customers of e.g. a bank, you can sometimes
find something like abuse at example.com or phishing at example.com to forward
it to and they'll use their muscle to try to put a stop to the
perpetrator. Maybe.

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