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8 December 2000

Obfuscated URLs

We're all used to seeing Internet addresses or URLs, but there's more than one way to find a Web site! Try these links, exactly as shown: All of these obfuscated URLs will take you to the same Dunn School Web site! Spammers and scammers use these weird addresses to hide their tracks, but why do they work? (Hint: this is a math problem!)

The above URLs all work for me using Internet Explorer 5.0 with Win98. The HTML links are coded exactly as shown. Moving the cursor over the links in IE5 gives another hint!

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