Tricking Internet Explorer

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Franklin, Jun 6, 2006.

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  1. Franklin

    Franklin Registered Member

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    The trick is that Internet Explorer 6 and 7 beta can be fooled into running Windows desktop shortcuts instead of going to the Internet. For example, right-click your desktop and choose Create a Shortcut. Tell the shortcut to run Notepad.exe, but name the shortcut "www.aol.com." Now type www.aol.com into IE (Internet Explorer) and see what happens. Instead of going to www.aol.com, IE starts Windows notepad.


    http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/05/19/78413_21OPsecadvise_1.html
     
  2. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    What happens on my system is that IE asks me if I want to download "www.aol.com.lnk". And it does not seem to work in Maxthon and other IE based browsers. ;)
     
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