(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Mike Masnick

Yahoo Changing Emails

from the espresso-is-much-better-than-mocha-anyway dept

The latest issue of NTK talks about how Yahoo! modifies HTML emails to avoid scripting attacks. Basically, they've put up filters that will automatically change private emails between people to stop the small chance that it's a scripting attack. The filter doesn't seem to work particularly well, though, and there are some funny changes that result. NTK has put together a complete list of changes that Yahoo makes, including changing "mocha" into "espresso" and "expression" into "statement". They really don't like "eval", which becomes "review". This, however, becomes quite a problem due to the many words that have "eval" as part of the word. Medieval, for instance makes significantly less sense as medireview. I think it might be time for Yahoo to evaluate (oh, wait, that should be reviewuate) their procedures...

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    jesus t castresana, Dec 13th, 2008 @ 7:48am

    changing my e mails

    I want change the only one e mail that I have.I was sending maseges to others to stop sending mails bad not sto sending my more than 100 a day,I thing it is the same person with 100 or more diferent e mails ......

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