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Windows 7: Microsoft Powers Up Campaign for IE8

10 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Microsoft Powers Up Campaign for IE8

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Microsoft this week debuted a new campaign for Internet Explorer 8, highlighting how it easy it is to fall victim to online scams.

A TV spot kicked off the campaign on Monday night during Fox's Lie to Me and Good Guys. It shows real people in New York City being asked to provide personal information in order to open a new account and receive a $500 cash reward. Consumers are told to fill out outrageous information, including the kind of underwear they prefer, until it's revealed that the bank is fake. The full ad can be seen on the Internet Explorer 8 homepage.
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I just saw this while watching a movie. So I thought I'd post.

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10 Jun 2010   #2

 

i remember the last site that asked me what underwear i wore.

its too bad that i was not using Internet explorer 8, cause now that site knows i was wearing a thong


on a more serious note. FF does this also and i believe chrome does too. hell even my router does this now
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10 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
i remember the last site that asked me what underwear i wore.

its too bad that i was not using Internet explorer 8, cause now that site knows i was wearing a thong


on a more serious note. FF does this also and i believe chrome does too. hell even my router does this now
as does peerblock, WOT, most decent security suites... and probably my cat does too (when he isn't trying to eat my ethernet cables.... wierd animal)
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10 Jun 2010   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
i remember the last site that asked me what underwear i wore.

its too bad that i was not using Internet explorer 8, cause now that site knows i was wearing a thong


on a more serious note. FF does this also and i believe chrome does too. hell even my router does this now
as does peerblock, WOT, most decent security suites... and probably my cat does too (when he isn't trying to eat my ethernet cables.... wierd animal)
im sure that even rocks are smart enough not to be tricked into those.
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10 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
i remember the last site that asked me what underwear i wore.

its too bad that i was not using Internet explorer 8, cause now that site knows i was wearing a thong


on a more serious note. FF does this also and i believe chrome does too. hell even my router does this now
as does peerblock, WOT, most decent security suites... and probably my cat does too (when he isn't trying to eat my ethernet cables.... wierd animal)
im sure that even rocks are smart enough not to be tricked into those.
into what? ethernet cables? my cat?
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10 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Um, they never told me that bank was fake...dammit.
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11 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Lol. Sometimes... you guys just make me laugh a little too hard. XD

I personally think that MS doesn't need to do this, they already have most of their users running IE.
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11 Jun 2010   #8

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post

as does peerblock, WOT, most decent security suites... and probably my cat does too (when he isn't trying to eat my ethernet cables.... wierd animal)
im sure that even rocks are smart enough not to be tricked into those.
into what? ethernet cables? my cat?

either he meant rocks are smarter than to eat ethernet cables

or

rocks are smarter than to tell people what underwear they wear

BTW...

Do you know what underwear rocks wear?


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11 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 64x
 
 

I don't think this type of campaign is needed. The IE guys are just that and the "other browser" guys are that as well. They have both made up their minds for whatever reasons. I am in the other browser group because I just find that FF is a much better browser for me.

Microsoft just needs to develop a better browser and stop trailing behind the others. How long was it before IE actually had a Tab feature and how long had Mozilla already been using it?
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12 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

For secured surfing I use IE...obviously will go with IE8.

For casual fast surfing I use Opera (Like am using now )
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