Not only can they now spoof the url in the address bar, they can now spoof file-types. So a .exe file can be masked as a .txt file or .pdf file or whatever. Combine these two tricks and all is not good...
I was just in San Diego last week helping a friend set up her new computer. The first thing I did was install Mozilla, get her using that for browsing & mail, & hide all the linkages to IE & OutLook. We love Mozilla!
(The second thing I did was proceed to clean up the mess that just a tiny bit of casual browsing had left all over her machine, in just the couple of weeks that she'd had it. AdAware cleaned up something like 48 different problematic objects. We also love AdAware!)
How do "regular people" manage to do anything on computers any more?????
Thanks for the heads-up, and the anecdote. They prompted me to downloan & install Mozilla this morning, and I am pretty happy with it, even before fooling around with the settings to get it just the way I like.
The file-type spoofing is just scary.
-MHM, winner of the 2000 Throwdown in Christmastown.
While we're on the subject of crappy WWE figures, once I saw a figure that said it was of Perry Saturn, but it was actually an old Stone Cold figure repackaged. They didn't even change the Austin 3:16 shirt! Talk about LAZY!