Re: SECURITY ALERT: Link hijacking

From: Doug Jones (
Date: Tue Jan 29 2002 - 10:14:27 MST

Harvey Newstrom wrote:

> When you click on a link, they don't take you to the page you wanted.
> Instead, they present their own content to you. Usually this has a link to
> go to the page you really clicked, but only after you get spammed with their
> advertisements or suggestions to visit their site instead.
> See <> for more information. The box that
> tests your computer to see if you are infected only works on Internet
> Explorer with JavaScript enabled.

...which is why I still use good ol' Netscape 4.7 for browsing and
email- it's immune to the hacks used on IE and Outlurk. Once I find a
tool I like, I keep using it (looking at my 20-year-old HP 11C

Doug Jones, Reactionary Rocket Plumber
XCOR Aerospace

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