A very interesting article from Adam Darowski on transforming URLs into usable pieces of the user interface.
Once open a time, a company which had a lot of people using his digital media player, pushed people to use his browser through an 'almost automatic' software update. People complained about this behaviour, others defend it, and there was what someone called a nano-scandal, and a lot of people installed the new browser.
And then there were the bad guys (cause a tale has always bad guys), who found a way to break into someone's computer through a bug in the referenced browser. So, the company was/his installing a lock into a lot of personal computers, and someone has just found the master key.
Bad timing? Bad luck? Or karma?