HXXP browser protocol

Ricky Beam jfbeam at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 21:15:28 UTC 2012

> The reason I ask is that we received a security alert with a link  
> hxxp://pastebin.com/###.

hxxp has been around for a long time.  It's a lame hack that was never  
widely accepted by browsers.  The purpose was to have a clickable link  
that didn't send a referer. (i.e. copy-n-paste)  There was a firefox  
plugin for one-click handling.

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