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



The third-best workaround is to disable IE's gopher support 
by telling IE to send gopher requests to a non-existent 
proxy server.

Second-best: run Mozilla.

The best, of course, is to install Linux.  :-)

-- Rod

On Wednesday 05 June 2002 10:54 am, nbs wrote:
> 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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