Saturday, July 21, 2007

More idiocy from The Register

Now phishing is Apple's fault too:
The iPhone's email client only displays the first few characters of a weblink, a factor researchers at Fortify Software warn makes it easier to hide a fraudulent URL at the end of a link without arousing suspicion. The mechanism the iPhone uses to link between web browser and telephone functions also makes it easier to embed scam telephone numbers within sites, which a user may be prompted to dial.

So how is that worse than reading a fraudulent phone number from a website and typing it in?

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