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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:16 PM
Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:28 PM
Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:49 PM
It all depends on what e-mail client you're using. Microsoft Outlook is especially notorious for exposing users to dangerous messages. Setting the view options to plaintext should greatly reduce your chances of infection, though. And, of course, don't run your e-mail client with Administrator rights.
Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:08 PM
The best way to not have administrator rights is to not log on as the Administrator at all. You should use a "standard" or "limited" account for day-to-day activities. How to do this depends on which version of Windows you're using.
Edited by mischievous, 16 February 2011 - 05:13 PM.
Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:13 PM
Edited by Andrew, 16 February 2011 - 07:13 PM.
Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:55 PM
The "NoScript" you've heard about is probably a reference to the NoScript addon for Mozilla Firefox, a free web browser which is considered by many to be superior to Internet Explorer.
Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:12 PM
Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:02 AM
If the script is loaded from a file located at a domain you haven't explicitly allowed to run scripts, then yes.
For example, you would probably let www.aol.com run scripts that make up their webmail interface (I've never used AOL so I don't know how much scripting they use, if at all.) If someone sent you an e-mail that loaded a script from www.badsite.com then NoScript would block it.
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