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Enabling user:pass in IE


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I've posted this in another thread already, but since I see it come up lots of times, I'll post it seperately as well.

You can enable the user:pass method in IE and explorer.exe by putting the following in an empty notepad file, saving it, giving it a .reg extension and executing it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Or download the rar'ed version of that file right here and simply execute that:


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It was removed because people were using it for phishing. Does http://www.ebay.com:password@erbay.com/ look legitimate if you took a quick glance? (It's a made-up URL, by the way, I don't know if erbay.com exists, but you get the point :P Oh, and don't bother visiting the link, I linked to google because PunBB was parsing the URL weirdly)

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