Spammers/ phishers looking to get past “turin test” images

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

A lot of web sites these days use “turin tests” to keep from having automated bots sign up for mail or other services. (Or post entries to a forum or something.) For those that don’t know, a turin test is a test designed to filter machines from people. I doubt I’m the only one that […]

Beware web links from untrusted sources

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

There are flaws in Opera and Internet Explorer which could allow URL’s in the address bar to be obfuscated. One of the safest approaches is to be wary of web links from unknown or untrusted sources. To quote…. Claudio “Sverx” has discovered a weakness in Opera and Internet Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious […]

The junk that you will find in web access logs

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

If you have a website, you likely will look at your logs from time to time to see just who or how many people are visiting your site. I’ve certainly looked at a lot of logfiles both for my site and for others and thought I’d pass along some things you will likely see. For […]

Database for malware URL’s

Monday, August 8th, 2005 is soliciting people to submitting URL’s of malware, those addresses we get in mail that are a link to something, bad.    Send article as PDF   

Anti phishing information (phighting phishing ?)

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Well, after the early week experience with getting a Bank of the West site taken down, I’ve taken on two more which have come in today. One of these was an ebay spoof, the other paypal. In both cases I’ve emailed the appropriate abuse address on the owners network (this time one is in China, […]

Phishing – Bank of the West Notice part three… (deeper sigh)

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

You’ll notice I haven’t mentioned the URL of the phishing site thus far. That is, in part, because I feel as though it would be irresponsible. That someone might come across this and take advantage of the fact that the site is still up and running to harvest account information. I would like to think […]

Creating a redirect page

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

This is one that comes in handy a lot. Like many things in computing there are a number of ways to accomplish this. My favorite though is one fo the simplest.    Send article as PDF