I got an email this morning that looked really professional from fleet.com telling me something about updating credit card information but I have no account or anything to do with fleet.
When I went over the link to the website ( which read www.cards.fleet.com..... it actually looked like it was going to fleet.com.
So I was figuring they were exploiting one of IE's numerous bugs but it wasnt really a bug, it was just a craftly put together link. What he/she had done was passed www.fleet.com as the user then used hexadecimal character in the remaining part to look like it was a normail link to fleet.com.
After decoding it completely
I guess this is one of the reasons Microsoft decided to remove the functionality from IE for passing usernames and password in the url.
This is just a heads up. It appears fleet.com is already aware of this and that Asian Pacific IP you see in the decoded link is already down.