Security, Microsoft style

by Volker Weber

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 834489

The following URL syntax is no longer supported in Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer after you install this software update:

http(s)://username:password@server/resource.ext

Yeah, just break a couple of websites:

If you include user information in HTTP or HTTPS URLs, Microsoft recommends that you explore the workarounds that are described in this article before you install the 832894 security update.

You mean, everybody (server) explores those workarounds before everybody else (clients) installs the update?

Right.

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