Clickable hyperlink in peer comment email - security risk ?
Thread poster: Hermann

Hermann  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:33
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Jul 10, 2003

I have just received a peer agree from a user called 'Besitzer' with clickable hyperlink in the email - I normally copy and paste these links.

My suspicion was aroused when I did not find the user amongst the other peers in the list, nor in the directory.

Hope there is no reason to be alarmed.

Thanks

Norbert


 

Henry Dotterer
Local time: 23:33
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Probably no reason to be alarmed Jul 10, 2003

Could you send me the email?

 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
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No security risk Jul 11, 2003

Confusion arose because of a change in the format of peer-grading notification - no security risk, since the URL shown led to a genuine member profile (it was the label shown with that link that was incorrect).

Thanks for notifying this.

Best regards, Ralf


 

Hermann  Identity Verified
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Henry & Ralf Jul 11, 2003

Ralf Lemster wrote:

Confusion arose because of a change in the format of peer-grading notification - no security risk, since the URL shown led to a genuine member profile (it was the label shown with that link that was incorrect).

Thanks for notifying this.

Best regards, Ralf


 

Elvira Stoianov  Identity Verified
Luxembourg
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the name came from the KudoZNet settings Jul 11, 2003

I think I remember that email. The notification for peer grades sent via KudoZNet looks different (these are used more often by Romanian users, because they rarely have permanent connections). The name you have seen is the name that the user has entered as a display name in KudoZNet and this can be different from the user name on ProZ. This is what happened: you received a peer comment from someone using KudoZNet.

 

Hermann  Identity Verified
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Aha, that explains it. Thanks Elvi. Jul 11, 2003

Elvira Stoianov wrote:

I think I remember that email. The notification for peer grades sent via KudoZNet looks different (these are used more often by Romanian users, because they rarely have permanent connections). The name you have seen is the name that the user has entered as a display name in KudoZNet and this can be different from the user name on ProZ. This is what happened: you received a peer comment from someone using KudoZNet.


 


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