Windows shortcut 'trick' is a feature: Microsoft
Microsoft has denied that a 'trick', which could allow an executable file to be launched when a user types a Web address into Internet Explorer, is a security vulnerability.
Using Windows XP and Internet Explorer, it is easy to create a scenario where a user types in a Web address -- such as www.microsoft.com -- into their browser and instead of the launching the Web site, the browser runs an executable file that is located on the user's computer. Windows shortcut 'trick' is a feature: Microsoft: ZDNet Australia: News: Security
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