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EddieBurkett
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Since: 3.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.13
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...

Read more here (infoworld.com)

Also, because it can't hurt, here's a link to a non-buggy browser (mozilla.org).



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.47
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.)
EddieBurkett
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.13
Microsoft is now suggesting that to ensure security, you shouldn't click on *untrusted* links (support.microsoft.com).

Eh... don't worry. You can trust that link there. I think...

Edit:

From the article:


    The most effective step that you can take to help protect yourself from malicious hyperlinks is not to click them.


Well, duh.

(edited by EddieBurkett on 30.1.04 0555)

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by EddieBurkett
    From the article:


      The most effective step that you can take to help protect yourself from malicious hyperlinks is not to click them.


    Well, duh.


And we all know that malicious hyperlinks are always clearly labeled as such.




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Eddie & Emma -

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.



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Does this only affect XP users? I'm still running 98... That being said, I think I'm gonna reinstall Mozilla. Is the email client easy to find?

Edit: I'm having problems getting thunderbird to configure to my POP3 settings, can someone out there guide me? AIM me @ Whitebacon.

Edit 2: I figured it out, thanks though.

(edited by Whitebacon on 30.1.04 1313)

(edited by Whitebacon on 30.1.04 1454)

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Man, I just downloaded Mozilla...and it is nifty.



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