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Unwanted printing

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Ed
Has anyone seen a popup / take over web site that automatically prints
something to the default printer withouth user interaction?

Is that even possible?

Could a less than credible web site engineering a popup swarm that also
prints questionable material withouth confirmation?

I use firefox / mozilla, so I do not have these troubles, but I would
like to know if this scenario is feasible.

Thanks!

Ed

Jul 23 '05 #1
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In article <11*********************@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups. com>,
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Has anyone seen a popup / take over web site that automatically prints
something to the default printer withouth user interaction?


If the user uses MSIE and allows ActiveX to run, it could quite possibly
allow it.

A quick test of window.print() brought up printer dialogs on both my
browsers, but I have more than one printer assigned. I don't know what it
would do if I had only one mapped...

I have found that the general answer of "could someone do X" is usually an
affirmative with qualifications.

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Jul 23 '05 #2

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kaeli wrote:
A quick test of window.print() brought up printer dialogs on both my
browsers, but I have more than one printer assigned. I don't know what it
would do if I had only one mapped...
The same
I have found that the general answer of "could someone do X" is usually an
affirmative with qualifications.


Usually the qualification being "If they have they have poor browser
security" :D

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Jul 23 '05 #3

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