encoded url's in spam email

Posted on 2004-10-18
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Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Anyone know of an app to decrypt url's like this one
I know these "phishing" emails all seem to point to some url and then port 87, i would like to decrypt this url to find the port 87 part.
Question by:TuscolaCounty
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ID: 12338577

Open your Character Map (Start>Programs>Accesories>System Tools). Select a Unicode font (look for any that has the big "O" icon.) Hitting on any of the regular letters and numbers will display their Unicode code.

Good Vibes!

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ID: 12338592
The above software , you can just open the software after installing.

Then go to Tasks --> URL decoder
paste the url that you have in the email and press OK and it should give you the result..
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Author Comment

ID: 12338640
Which version of the software? Workstation?
And the character map thing, I am not able to find how to decode using that.

Author Comment

ID: 12338647
wait, wrong software, i downloaded netdemon, will try. tnx

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ID: 12338670
ok, netdemon has decoded the url, here is it's findings: But it doesn't tell me which part of the coded url is the port 87 part.


--- Decoded all hex characters: (note: this result may not be a valid URL)

--- Broken down URL components:

 Protocol:  http
     Port:  0
     Path:  /st/
     File:  index.htm

--- Decoded URL:

--- resolving IP [], please wait...

 216-207-60-36.gssmail.com []
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Expert Comment

ID: 12338690

Why do you want to know about port 87 and where did you find it

Author Comment

ID: 12338992
We receive "phishing" emails (spam of sort) and are trying to block them through our email server anti-spam filter. They are quite hard to block because there is reallyno unique body text, url, from address or anything else. The one thing they all seem to have in common is that whatever url they are pointing at is set to use port 87.
See above analisys from netdemon.
I have figured a way to block them though, set up a rule to block any email containing body text http://%
And it catches the encoded urls.
Giving the points to sunray 2003 for the link to netdemon.
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ID: 12339011
Glad i was able to assist

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