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Newly relaunched Netscape.com has been getting into a bit of a slanging match with Digg - the site which gets its users to rate news stories.

The new Netscape does something very similar but pays its would-be-editors up to $1,000 a month for their recommendations. Kevin Rose, from Digg, and Jason Calacanis, from Netscape, have been trading blows in blogland for some time.

But visitors to Netscape.com earlier today were greeted with a rather rude pop-up - it was a four letter word of Anglo-Saxon origin but obscure etymology. Click here to see the shocking popup if you're over 18 and not at work.

Once you removed the first dialog box a second appeared which said: "Hi to all you Diggers out there ;)". See here.

The content of the site was also changed.

Thanks to the many Reg readers who tipped us off to this one.

Several bloggers reckoned the site was hit by malicious javascript - the writer claimed he had warned Netscape and the company had failed to do anything about it.

More details here. ®

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