Referencing: IE's Spoofing Sorrows Continue
Gotta love this one: apparently someone could use one of Internet Explorer's "helpful" features to replace content you think you are viewing with something else entirely. It's called "cross-site scripting", and The Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) FAQ explains more about it.
The real issue here is that the web has become far too complicated, and of course Microsoft's "ease of use" was right there to help the process. I know, I know, I'm a grump about this, but "easy" shouldn't be the primarily goal.
Unfortunately, that does seem to be the first thought, and Linux isn't immune to it either. However, Microsoft remains the undisputed champion of weakening security in the name of user friendliness.
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