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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-10-27 16:01
Subject: The problem with JavaScript ...
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OK, one of the problems with JavaScript is that it executes in your browser. On your machine. And it is therefore not to be trusted.

The latest example is when crackers bought adverts on the Gizmodo site. The ads came with scripting to try to persuade users that something nasty was on their machine, and therefore to go download some malware from their (the crackers') site.

(BBC: Scareware launched from tech blog)
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Barry: 42 Lord Chicken Little
User: hobnobs
Date: 2009-10-27 18:31 (UTC)
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Keyword:42 Lord Chicken Little
At least two people on client sites have clicked on such things in the last few weeks, despite my repeated advice not to. Idjits.

It's a losing battle for the most part anyway... No matter how many times I tell them that things like that a steaming pile of hotspur they persist in clicking them. Gets me down sometimes.
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