Re: [CR] Warning...Second Chance Offer

(Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse)

Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 11:51:14 -0500
To: CR List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Warning...Second Chance Offer
References: <4668B03F.5000508@swbell.net>
In-Reply-To: <4668B03F.5000508@swbell.net>
From: "John Thompson" <johndthompson@gmail.com>


L Travers wrote:
> I don't know if all browsers have this feature, but in Firefox, if you
> place your cursor over the link(without clicking), the actual link url
> will show up in the bottom bar. Your spoof links will often show up
> something totally different from where you think you are going. An
> easy, but not infallible check to verify that the link you are clicking
> is the link indicated.

"Thunderbird" (Mozilla's email counterpart to FireFox) will also do this for links in email messages, and the built-in Junk filter is quite effective in preventing this type of thing from landing in your Inbox in the first place.

The latest FireFox will also pop up a warning if you click on a link that has been identified as fraudulent in some way.

Good features, and the price is right (free).

--
John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA