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URL deconfuscator idea

Posted by Anonymous User 
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URL deconfuscator idea
February 10, 2010 11:10PM
I personly think this is one of my best ideas ever for PB ;-)

The story:
Many websites are ussing "forwarders" inside the url of the "current" website owner.
As simple example is google translate [www.google.com]

This is a brave and good example
But there are bad uses too like:
As simple example is google translate [www.google.com] PATH):[www.VIRUSINJECTOR.com]

At first look most users will only see the first part google .... so this is a good site they think
But the : means it is a prefix variable given to the bad website that IS called.


My idea (questions)

Is PB able to handle such confuscated URLs? and detect the bad things happening.
Wouldnt it be usefull to popup to the user (or indicate in an other way) what is happening?

Modern browsers are somewhat protected for this, nut not all internet programs are.
So adding an other extra layer of protection.
Re: URL deconfuscator idea
February 11, 2010 09:01AM
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PeerBlock should be able to handle those URLs although if a site decides to forward to another server, it's up to the sites choice.

SourceForge does this so that it can balance the load on it's servers and most users don't need to know where it came from .
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