callback? what is that?

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by emiana, May 30, 2003.

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  1. emiana

    emiana Guest

    Hello forum:
    I tried to login into my email account at Lycos and this appeared in the Address box:
    http://login.mail.lycos.com/?callback=http://login.mail.lycos.com/
    I have never seen this - what is this all about? Is the site being mirrored or is it being monitored by a nasty parassite?
    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. LowWaterMark

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    This isn't anything to worry about. While I am unsure of exactly what they are using the callback variable for, within the server side of the login process, the fact that it is on their login page, and using the same URL as their login page, really shows that there is no malicious aspect to it.
     
  3. emiana

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    Thank you LowWaterMark !
     
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