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Tuesday, February 03, 2004

If you want safe surfing learn javascript

So say Miscrosoft. This is from Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 833786. Really.

Things that you can do to help protect yourself from malicious hyperlinks

To try to identify the URL of the current Web site, use the following methods.

Use Jscript commands to try to identify the actual URL for the current Web site

Use a JScript command in Internet Explorer. In the Address bar, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

javascript:alert("Actual URL address: " + location.protocol + "//" + location.hostname + "/");

To properly close the loop hole where a link incorrectly displays the address of another site in the address bar, Microsoft has removed support for username and passwords in the URL.
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