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Re: [vox] IE JavaScript security hole

This is just another reason why I run Mozilla when I'm using Windows (and
even when I'm not!).

On Thu, 14 Nov 2002, Jeff Newmiller wrote:

> On Thu, 14 Nov 2002, Ryan Castellucci wrote:
> > Hash: SHA1
> >
> > On Thursday 14 November 2002 05:38 pm, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> > > On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 05:36:39PM -0800, Ryan Castellucci wrote:
> > > > Didn't work on VMware + Win2k + IE 5 or my buddies box with IE 6......
> > >
> > > I assume JavaScript was enabled and a floppy disk was in the A: drive?
> >
> > Yeah, and A: was bridged to my real floppy drive in VMware
> Sort of worked for me on my work Win2k system. Win2k version of FORMAT
> doesn't support the "/autotest" option, which allows silent format.
> However, it makes it to the point of getting an error back from the
> FORMAT, so the method is sound.
> I normally run it with scripts and activex allowed only by prompt... and
> deny unless the website fails to function and appears legit.  Not perfect,
> and a PITA saying no all the time, but enough to prevent this junk from
> getting through unless a big site gets hacked.
> Win2k 5.00.2195
> IE 5.50.4807.2300;SP2;Q316059;Q319182;Q321232;Q323759;Q328389
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