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Why?

I’ve just discovered (by accident) that if you visit the website “http://www.intranet.com/” and add a filename to the end that doesn’t exist, you get a very strange response.

You are immediately asked to download the file that you have requested. (Try it now – it’s perfectly safe! – http://www.intranet.com/arse.txt)

I’ve tried it and looked at the file you end up downloading. It’s a fairly standard 404 HTML error page (“Sorry, this file doesn’t exist”, that kind of thing).

It just seems that they have a problem with the MIME type setup on their server.

It’s just that it seems so sinister….

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