on October 5, 2003

As if XP security flaws weren’t enough I just went to this site and they were able to read the contents of my system clipboard! That was an unpleasant surprise.

Browser clipboard test

Only seems to be a flaw if you are using IE5+


If you are using Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater, select Tools->Options and choose the Security tab.

Click the “Custom Level” button.

Scroll down near the bottom and change “Allow paste operations via script” to disable.

By default, Internet Explorer allows anyone to read your clipboard without notifying you – crap!

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One Response to “yikes”

  1. Gina says:

    Good news, they couldn’t read anything from me, but wow is that ever scary!

    I wanted to thank you for the postcard, I received it! What a beautiful place! Thank you smile