Wednesday 17 December 2003

Bookmarklet For URL Spoofing Vulnerability

In order to clarify Microsoft's steps that you can take to help identify and to help protect yourself from deceptive (spoofed) Web sites, an MVP called Bill James has created a Bookmarklet for confirming whether a site is real or spoofed.

Bill James' bookmarklet sets up a link in the IE links bar that will make a box pop up and compare the real address to the visible address.

Here are the steps involved1:

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1I fired up Internet Explorer to test this out and except for a few minor modifications which I will ignore, the bookmarklet works.

2This bookmarklet screws my layout; I will be changing it once I get the chance.