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Thursday, January 29, 2004

Security the Microsoft way

Boing Boing: "MSFT: don't click on links, type them in by hand
Microsoft's crapware browser, Explorer, has more security vulnerabilities than my block has dope-dealers, but this is ridiculous. MSFT now advises its users to not click links, but rather to type them in by hand:

    The most effective step that you can take to help protect yourself from malicious hyperlinks is not to click them. Rather, type the URL of your intended destination in the address bar yourself. By manually typing the URL in the address bar, you can verify the information that Internet Explorer uses to access the destination Web site. To do so, type the URL in the Address bar, and then press ENTER.

Or, you could, you know, just Download Moz.

Oh My God. If I hadn't seen the document myself I wouldn't believe it. Coming Soon : Bill Gates delivers his solution to span and Email Viruses (Just Post a Letter!). And expect to see MS make bids for a pencil manufacture, and the leading buggy whip provider.


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