Hi a friend of mine is asking about the request which can for example be found here:
His original message:
On a couple of hundred web sites worldwide, one of the 50 most popular "File not found" error 404 is caused by the following request:
"GET http://188.8.131.52/error/vote HTTP/1.0"
It originates from a user agent that purports to be an iPhone. The two requests that hit my servers appeared to originate near Frankfort, Germany.
The IP address in the request is part of Yahoo although I doubt that Yahoo had any intentional part.
The HTTP request has a host header 184.108.40.206
and a X-Forwarded-For of 220.127.116.11 and my IP address
I expected to be able to do a Google search and find some kind of security bulletin on it, but I found nothing. It could just be that my search skills are deficient.
Thanks for any pointers to what this could be