Quick Look URL

Posted by: yoyo52

Quick Look URL - 10/17/12 12:27 AM

I just noticed that the latest Mail.app give you the option to do a Quick Look on urls that show up as part of an email message. I did that on something that claimed to be from YouTube, and it turns out that it was from a Canadian (those Canuckis!) Viagra/Cialis supplier.

Hmmmm . . . what do they know that I don't?!
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Quick Look URL - 10/17/12 12:46 AM

I always just hover the pointer over the URL to see what it really is.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Quick Look URL - 10/17/12 02:34 AM

Doing that in this case gives you an IP address--not very informative!
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Quick Look URL - 10/17/12 02:42 AM

It gives a path and the real URL for me.

Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Quick Look URL - 10/17/12 03:36 AM

For some yes, that's what I get. But for this clever little scam no, just the IP numbers.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Quick Look URL - 10/17/12 10:12 AM

If it just shows an IP, then you know it's bogus.
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Quick Look URL - 10/17/12 11:44 AM

And Quick Looking the URL in an email effectively does the same thing as clicking the link. It tells the spammer the email address is valid.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Quick Look URL - 10/18/12 10:27 AM

There's been a rash of spoofing. I'm getting it from "Intuit", "Barnes & Noble", "UPS", and several others. Really, the best tell is the actual email addy in the From field. It'll appear like Intuit Customer Support <chippydippydoodoo@whoopsie.com>