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Re: [vox] Gopher: New use for old software.




My first thought with regards to this Gopher security hole in IE is
that "oh, users just need to learn not to click 'gopher:' links."

But, whoops!  What about:

  * Couldn't an "<img src="gopher:...">" cause the same, nasty effect?

  * HTTP header, or META tag page redirects?

  * JavaScript that changes the "Status" line on the browser
    (typically used for crap like "Click me for blah!" or scrolling annoyances)
    A "<a href="gopher:BAD-MOJO">Click for nekkid people!</a>" could
    actually be disguised to look like a link to  http://www.whitehouse.gov/



I guess the moral of the story is:  If you use Internet explorer:

  1. Browse with images off

  2. Browse with JavaScript off, or simply don't click any links, anywhere

  3. Don't browse to any web pages anywhere


Hey!  It's better than "unplug the computer from the network."
(Not by much, though ;^) )


I love the internet ;)

-bill!
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