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comment How, exactly, does a Facebook worm work?
@Brian Schroth: As I said in my post, "short of disabling javascript/flash/...." NoScript does exactly that. You're correct that only looking at the link's target will not save you from many exploits... Incognito mode & such will not protect you from getting a virus... and also causes problems when trying to follow links between sessions. In truth... people should live in fear of what lies beyond links. They should take a moment to think about what they're clicking on.
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answered How, exactly, does a Facebook worm work?
Mar
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answered Preventing Google Docs from opening a password protected document
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answered DST - Twitter and Facebook time difference by one hour for post before 13 Mar
Mar
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comment Why is Gmail using Yahoo! Mail certificates?
It is possible to setup yahoo mail to check gmail for mail, however this is done behind-the-scenes. I.e. Yahoo connects to google's servers and logs in as you and downloads emails directly from google. I have never heard of this "webmailnotifier" tool you're talking about... so I cannot be sure what is going on with it, but something REALLY doesn't sound right. Have you checked for virii/rootkits on your machine lately? It's possible your certificate store has also gotten corrupted or possibly you inadvertently installed a bad cert. Are you behind any kind of enterprise-flavored firewall?
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answered Why is Gmail using Yahoo! Mail certificates?