Thread: Forum Display Enhancements - IE6 Blocker - JQuery version
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Old 15 Jul 2011, 00:38
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Originally Posted by nezr View Post
I'm gonna try this to block spam bots!
It is very effective for that and also zombie computers that are part of botnets. Most all of those use IE 6 or earlier, that's how they got into the botnet to start with.

The percentage of legitimate humans using IE 6 or earlier continues to dwindle, it's not even worth entertaining them any more IMO. They need to get themselves a 21st Century browser.

If Microsoft really wanted to shut down 90% of all botnets, they would either cancel the user key on systems that have IE 6, or force-update these to the latest version of IE. This alone would probably stop 90% of DDoS attacks and spambots.
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