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Yet another reason to dump IE and go Firefox

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by DigMe, Dec 20, 2004.


  1. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Apparently now an exploit has been found that allowes phishers to make IE display an exact duplicate of a trusted website address in the address bar and even make it show that the website is encrypted. So now when you click on those links to update your account from some poorly written email then it will show an exact replica of the page from, say, Ebay as well as appearing to have a root address of www.ebay.com in the address bar.

    Story link

    brad cook
     
  2. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    but ie is safe and familiar :(

    firefox is strange and different.
     
  3. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    That's quite a statement, considering it came from a girl w/ two-tone hair & a nose ring... :cool:
     
  4. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    i got pwned :bawl:
     
  5. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Yet another reason to dump PC and go Mac.
     
  6. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Damn you!

    brad cook
     
  7. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    In the immortal words of curly...

    nyuk nyuk nyuk....
     
  8. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I just totally made the switch.
     
  9. G&L

    G&L

    Dec 20, 2004
    Italy
    I've been using firefox since 0.8

    very good browser :)
     
  10. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    --or you could still save hundreds, maybe thousands, and just get firefox, like Brad suggested.
     
  11. I used to use Mozilla Firebird for quite a while..then when it evolved to Firefox i was a bit hesitant, i liked Firebird so i was worried they changed everything. But i downloaded it, and im still using it. Its the best browser out there. :cool:
     
  12. canopener

    canopener

    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    I've gotten these types of messages before, I can tell there's something fishy about them.
     
  13. ApeIsHigh81

    ApeIsHigh81

    Aug 24, 2004
    CA
    My dad just recently signed in to a fake ebay page, he ends up sending floral bouquets to 5 different people. I told the nerd, and he still won't dl firefox on his computer.
     

  14. Good luck playing Half Life 2 on that.



    I use Firefox and Opera exclusively nowadays.
     
  15. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    People who are stupid enough to follow those links and fill them out do not deserve to own a PC, much less use Firefox.

    Our local news station did a story on a guy who fell for one of those. The angle of the story was to feel sorry for the man. I felt like calling him at work and laughing.

    -Mike
     
  16. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    +1.
     
  17. Can you still get on MSN and AIM with Firefox?
     
  18. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    These are words of commoners. I shall look down upon all ye PC users from my ivory tower and cackle.
     
  19. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    You use your computer for such triviality? Please. I use my Mac for planning world domination.
     
  20. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Yeah, but whilst your Ivory tower has lots of ramps and big buttons for idiots to use, our poorly constructed and unreliable house of cards is cheaper, faster and has better games :D