Bad form: Virus warnings with strange URLs
Posted by onlydarksets on July 15, 2008
The problem I have is that it contains an undecipherable link in it:
If you try to go to rm04.net, it doesn’t resolve. whois points to http://www.markmonitor.com/, which is a legitimate brand protection service.
However, the casual user isn’t going to do this much research. Common advice these days for the casual user is that, if there is a fishy URL, it’s probably phishing.
If you are warning people about viruses, send the email in plain text, and use your own URL. Otherwise you aren’t really helping.