So 10% of the time when I go to type stackoverflow.com I actually type stackoverflow.co.nz because .co.nz is my local ccTLD. Force of habit if I've been surfing locally. I normally don't get as far as hitting enter but tonight I did.
If i do this in IE i get a dialog box asking me if i want to allow the website to open a program on my computer. Obviously I clicked "Hell No" in response to that.
But when I pulled out my sniffer I couldn't find anything. The site just seems to recursively redirect to itself and with each iteration it appends a /stackoverflow.com to the url as below:
So is there actually anything nasty there or is this just IE being alarmst? Firefox & Chrome just seem to shrug it off with an eventual BAD REQUEST 400. But I wondered, what's this meathead up to? Something mindless or something sinister?