[wp-hackers] ref parameters and fake url

Stefano Aglietti steagl4ml at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 13:04:29 GMT 2008

On italian forum i got a question about sites (ggoole too) that refer
that there is URLs in some blog that are dangerous or spam, often they
have the form:


I'm not sure where the ref parameter is used on an old english forum
thread there was a suggestion for a couple of line for .htaccess to
clena this URL eliminating any ref but iI think it's not a good idea
if ref has an use.

I'm not sure what advantage spammer have having weblinks around like
the one in the example, but it's annoying


Stefano Aglietti - StallonIt on IRCnet - ICQ#: 2078431
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