1st November 08:14
Browser Feeling Feverish...?
It may just have had a temporary "bug". That meaning of course a "web
Seems anyone that fills out a "form" not unlike that found on a certain
Browns Bashers website is inadvertently, however freely... offering
their personal information up to spammers.
Why and how would someone do that?
Here is the how... figuring out why is all to obvious considering the
nature of the cowardly beast.
"When a web resource is requested from a server, the "Referer" header
line provides the requested server with the URL of the web page that
requested the item. But if an online web form has just been filled out
and submitted using the most common "GET" method, the web surfer's
potentially personal and private data will appear in the URL and it will
be sent to any third-party servers, such as advertising, tracking, or
web-bug servers, whose resources appear on the form's submission
Obvious now why someone would choose a free email-form on his/her
website instead of a readily available (free) yahoo email address for
correspondence. Also apparent now is why said urchin claimed to have
never received my email via that eform. My Norton 2003 Firewall "Privacy
Settings" blocked the information required to complete the trip into
spammer-land before it was to be rerouted to him. Imagine having people
unknowingly place "themselves" on spam lists. The ultimate devious lazy
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"Talk is cheap..., lets go play"
( NFL Hall Of Famer... Johnny Unitas - Baltimore Colts )