Another PayPal Scam

I do not understand why people can be fooled by this stuff, but from the amount of articles I have read, people have been fooled. Even with the authentic looking email, why would you even think that PayPal would email you asking to input your sensitive data again? That is just beyond me. This time the site was taken down before I got this email, that went something like this: Dear paypal user, We would like to inform you that we are upgrading our server to install a better protection software. So please click here and fill in the registration form again to renew your account. Paypal Administration. With a link that looks like this: http://www.paypal.com%01%01%01%01% ... @211.54.126.187/f/ Of with you get this: This site has been suspended by network administrator. If you are the owner of this domain, please open a My Website has been Suspended Support Ticket for further information. Please include the domain name which has been suspended. If you are a visitor, please visit this site again later. I am glad to see this one was down before the emails got sent out. Unfortunately this is not often the case. As a matter of fact, this is the first time I have seen the site down when I went to it. On a related note (related to Windows IE) we still don't have a fix for that 'phishing' bug that will allow a web page to spoof the URL. I think I read it will be in next month's bug fixes. That @ is what does it. I seem to remember CNN.com spoofing a few years back that did this as well. The thing is, the %01 is what is the bug in WinIE, so Outlook users would not know either, as Outlook uses WinIE to render the HTML in your email. Be sure to read the comments on this post over at BlogCritics.

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