We Did Warn You, Didn’t We…

By Rich

New IE Flaw Exploited on Porn Sites

Now we did warn you, and I quote:

Especially if you go to “those” sites. Yes, you. Stop pretending you don’t know what I’m talking about.

For the record “those sites” are porn and gambling. So you poker addicts are next. And you file sharers- don’t start thinking you’re all safe or something. Those torrent trackers are web pages you know.

Of course Disney World fingerprints everyone these days, so maybe they’ll pick this up.

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