[LINK] Excitable Nanny & Scumware
Tue, 04 Sep 2001 19:47:52 +1000
On Tue, 4 Sep 2001 13:18:12 +1000, you wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 10:48:34AM +1000, Rick Welykochy wrote:
>> Interesting. Once again, only MS/IE running on Windows can be infected
>> with scumware. I wonder which straw will break the back of the hapless
>> Windows user?
>one of the reasons why MS products are such security nightmares is that
>they don't have to fix them. most people will use their software anyway,
>no matter how bad it is.
I am not sure where you see the security hole in IE here. The user has downloaded and installed some music-sharing software that also hooks into IE as some sort of plug-in. Presumably it sits in the background monitoring received HTML code and adding its own little touches on the way through. No reason why a similar thing couldn't be written to work with Netscape or any other browser.