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RE: help:// protocol in Windows XP Prof
From: Calderon, Juan Carlos (GE Commercial Finance, NonGE) (juan.calderonge.com)
Date: Thu Jul 08 2004 - 12:24:32 CDT
just my two cents
From: Jordan Cole (stilist) [mailto:stilistgmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 8:13 PM
To: Bartosz Kwitkowski
Subject: Re: help:// protocol in Windows XP Prof
If you could get it to work in a link, it would make for a good
exploit... "Click here to read the help file for this application."
Have that link to a malware-enabled website or something similar, and
you've got another unsuspecting user infected.
On the other hand, you could just create a link that /appears/ to be
pointing to a help:// url...
[product]','resizable=yes,width=500,height=400, top=10, left=10');
title="help://www.product.com/help">Read the help file</a>
I tried to make the statusbar reflect the apparent help:// url, but
couldn't remember how (despite a quick google).
While it's unlikely most users would even notice the help:// part,
those who do would simply assume it's some weird thing like ftp://...
they don't know what it does, but it apparently works.