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April 08, 2013, 06:10:08 AM
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This gave me the creeps. copy the part in yellow, and paste it in the url bar.

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April 08, 2013, 06:14:21 AM
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Copy/Paste into a terminal that's outputting to /dev/null

If nothing looks bad, then you're good.

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April 08, 2013, 07:45:07 AM
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I think you'd notice if addresses suddenly has words with spaces.
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April 08, 2013, 07:49:08 AM
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Which is why you always check the first and last couple of characters when you copy and paste. It's reasonably hard to get that, and is 'good enough'. Normally.

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April 08, 2013, 08:47:06 AM
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Creepy, thanks for posting. :O
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April 08, 2013, 09:07:07 AM
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Actually I never thought of that, but now it makes sense.
As a rule of thumb you should probably only use trusted sites for such things, and when in doubt just pate it in a file first

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