Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Bookmarklet (aka Favelet)

Only recently did I notice how powerful a bookmark could be. For a nice demo of what you could accomplish, follow this link: http://slayeroffice.com/tools/modi/v2.0/modi_help.html. This is definitely NOT what you would expect from adding a link to bookmark. Huge javascript code can be executed on the page you are currently browsing, by clicking on the bookmark.

There should be some security concerns here. To Microsoft's credit, IE7 did show me a warning dialog when I tried to add the bookmark. Although the warning message is rather vague about what is wrong. There is no warning when I add it to Firefox.