I give up on IE users.


Jay blogged about the "Powerful IE bug" that was discovered a few days ago. I picked it up before, tried it out - yes, the bug is out there and is easily exploitable - and laughed.

I didn't feel like bringing out the news here because all most IE users are too dumb to understand the consequences of it anyway.

A harsh statement? Maybe so, but don't come whining when you were tricked into divulging your creditcard information on a site that seemed very "legit" but in fact was an unknown page served from somewhere in the former USSR.

The information is out there for those who want to read up on it : Jay Allen about an IE Security flaw - Secunia advisory 10395 - IE URL spoofing test.

Update December 18th : It seems Mozilla 1.x can be spoofed in a similar way by encoding a "%00" code in the URL, which would lead to the statusbar not showing the full (correct) URL. Check Secunia advisory 10419 for more info.


Many months back I posted a note about some problems I was having with IE. Later I switched to FireBird. But the entry has taken on a life of its own. I'm starting to get a steady stream of comments from people who think it is an IE help forum. No help is forthcoming.

I did post a note suggesting people try Firebird or Opera but that isn't likely to happen.

I know what you mean, Richard. My site often turns up when people look for technical things, but that doesn't mean that I'm either willing or able to solve their problems.

I won't say that Opera, Firebird or Mozilla (I don't have experience with Safari) have no problems at all, but as far as I'm concerned, they are often the wise choice of professionals - probably for a reason.

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