Insert link facilitates phishing attacks

Michael Secord gizmokid2005 at
Tue Nov 19 11:36:56 EST 2013

On 11/19/2013 4:18 AM Gasper Zejn <zejn at> said unto 
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> Pidgin's feature insert link can be used to launch a phishing attack, see
> attached image.
> By inserting a link into description link, you can fool a more knowledgeable
> person thinking he is clicking a link to page A, when in fact the link will
> take him to page B.
> kind regards,
> Gašper Žejn
Just like every other application in the history or hyperlinks? You can 
do the same in nearly every email client, word, every website, every 
other chat client I've ever used...

I can understand the concern but it's not really something that can be 
done, especially since even if this is removed, the person could then 
use a link shortener to hide the malicious content still...

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