By no means Use Copy Paste and IE6

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By no means Use Copy Paste and IE6
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By no means Use Copy Paste and IE6

I used to suppose taxi cabs or eating places that use outdated style carbon paper receipts for bank card transactions have been the largest supply of bank card debt and fraud.

I used to be advised thieves would go to the dumpster and rummage by the rubbish in search of these receipts. The impression on the carbon paper would give the bank card quantity, and expiration date. That is one purpose why they began utilizing the three digit CVS code on the again of bank cards.

Nonetheless, just lately my buddy had a virus that despatched out a SPAM e mail to everybody on his Gmail tackle e-book!

That obtained me pondering… not like Yahoo or Hotmail, Gmail makes use of Javascript to retailer your tackle e-book, and the virus exploited that vulnerability.

Positive, you suppose sending out a innocent e mail for a penny inventory, Viagra, or MLM provide is not any large deal. Folks will acknowledge it and easily delete it.

Then I thought of different Javascript and ASP programming exploits?

I do know lots of people preserve a particular file on their pc with all their passwords or bank card information.

These identical individuals use the copy and paste command (CTRL-C and CTRL-V) to enter repetitive strings of textual content, together with bank cards.

Sounds innocent?

The only for enjoyable, kind in notepad or wordpad some rubbish textual content, spotlight it, then copy it (utilizing proper click on… copy, merely the keyboard shortcut of CTRL-C).

Or simply choose the pattern textual content beneath, and duplicate it to your clipboard:

My Credit score Card quantity is 1234567890123

Then Go to:

http://www.friendlycanadian.com/purposes/clipboard.htm

This solely works in older variations of IE. Newer variations if IE will warn you (hopefully).

Stunning?

There was a motion just lately when some well-liked Norway web sites confirmed banners to Web Explorer 6 (IE6) browser customers advising them to improve their internet browser to the most recent model. In addition they counsel in search of different various browsers and now the marketing campaign is spreading internationally!

There are a number of good browsers to select from. My choice is FireFox, with all of your favourite extensions. As nicely, there’s Google’s Chrome, Apple’s Safari, the quick Opera or just improve to Web Explorer 7 and even attempt the most recent IE8 Beta.

Here is how you can defend your information in Home windows Clipboard and Web Explorer:

  • Open Web Explorer.
  • Go to the menu, Instruments > Web Choices > Safety.
  • Below the Safety tab, click on the Customized Degree button.
  • Within the Safety Settings window, discover the message that’s “Permit Paste Operations through Script”. Below this message, choose Disable after which click on OK.
  • Within the Safety Settings window, discover the message that’s “Programmatic clipboard entry”. Below this message, choose Disable after which click on OK.

I hope the above message will shed some gentle on bank card fraud!

By no means Use Copy Paste and IE6

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