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Anonymous surfing my ass!
From: full-disclosure () lists netsys com (Steve)
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 09:35:39 -0600

You would think that the email sent to the list would have contained
more information.  Based on the email sent, one would might not even
bother clicking on the link.  And for those of us who happen to be
checking email on Windoze boxes, clicking on random Internet links
probably isn't the brightest thing to do from IE unless you have
bothered to disable all the various active scripting etc.......

How seriously would you take an email that simply said "click here

I think if you at least clicked the advisory link ( 
surfing, NOT! ) it would help relieve some of your ignorance. What he's
reffering to is a getting script (usually javascript) through the
filters and executing on the 'anonymous' person's machine. If a site can
do that they can save cookies to the machine, thereby breaking the

It's not really cross site scripting, though the techniques used to get
it through are similar. Right now 'cross site scripting' seems to be the
buzz word attached to any security breach involving scripts. Something
we have to live with I guess. Anyway, whatever it's called SkyLined
seems to be the l33test at it ;)

- Blazde

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