Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Discuss] some people help too much

On 9/19/2015 3:51 PM, Eric Chadbourne wrote:
> Short funny story.
> They other day I was setting up a router and in the docs it said to
> go to (don't click here) 'http://sprinthotspot'.  No ending.  The
> router I suppose then shows you the config page.  But my browser, in
> this case Safari, automatically appended a .com or something which
> sent me to an attack site. 

Brilliant. That's actually worse than M$.  On the very rare occasion I
have to use IE for something, it does something that always irritated
me:  if you type a raw ip address in the address bar without also typing
the full 'http://', IE will not make a request to the IP you told it to.
 Rather, it will do a bing /search/ for that IP.

I suppose that's more of a nuisance though compared to what Safari is
doing, which has a very real chance of causing harm right out of the
gate (doing a bing/google search for isn't going to have an
attack site on the first few pages).


BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /