Friday, April 17, 2009

How to Scare IE Users into Upgrading with only ONE Line of Code


These older browsers are a swiss-cheese of security holes, allowing black-hats out there to take over computers, construct bot-nets, and even steal their victim’s identity, most of the time without their knowledge.

We can tell them they need to upgrade until we’re blue in the face, but how can we “convince” them to actually do it? Let’s face it, if they haven’t upgraded already, the usual tactics haven’t work and chances are they won’t work regardless of how much we “gently ask” them to upgrade.

Maybe we can use some “black hat tactics” to scare them into upgrading! It sounds worse that it really is, and no hacking/exploiting is involved.
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