Deceptive Web pages

 

Is the web site you are visiting safe?
How do you know you are going where you think?
Are you inserting personal credit card information to a thief's website?
Check these links to see how others can get you to go somewhere you do not intend and even give up personal valuable information.

There are reports of 3rd party solutions. The cure may be worse than the problem. It is not recommended to install any unknown security patches unless you are absolutely sure of their origin, function and purpose. Do not take such websites for granted as they may have their own motives and interest.
BEWARE of anything from an unknown source that may effect your security.

Steps that you can take to help identify and to help protect yourself from deceptive (spoofed) Web sites

Make and use this convenient tool to check if the website is spoofed.

1. Right click the Desktop

2. Click "New"

3. Click "Shortcut"

4. Type any legitimate address in the box (this will be changed in step 10)

5. Click "Next"

6. Type "Check Address" or whatever will help you identify the shortcut.

7. Click "Finish"

8. Open Notepad and drag the new shortcut to the notepad.

9. You will end up with something similar to:
[InternetShortcut]
URL=http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
Modified=C02571CDCBC2C30174

10. Delete the second line. Copy and paste the following JavaScript to the second line (RECENTLY CHANGED):
URL=javascript:alert("The real URL is: " + location.protocol + "//" + location.hostname + "/" + "\nThe address URL is: " + location.href + "\n" + "If the server names do not match, this may be a spoof.")

11. It should look something like this:
[InternetShortcut]
URL=javascript:alert("The real URL is: " + location.protocol + "//" + location.hostname + "/" + "\nThe address URL is: " +
location.href + "\n" + "If the server names do not match, this may be a spoof.")
Modified=C02571CDCBC2C30174

12. Click "File", Click "Save"

13. Open Internet Explorer and drag the shortcut to the Links bar.  Do not worry about a Security Alert at this time.

14. Test the shortcut, click the shortcut and a message will give the appropriate links.

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This site was last updated Monday, 17 September 2007