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Re: Java/Javascript dangers??
From Max on 24 November '98
replying to Java/Javascript dangers?? posted by michael

>I saw mention of some dangers in using Java and Javascript earlier. This
>is probably a bone-head question, but what are these dangers? Anything
>akin to trojans, worms, viruses, etc.?

http://dir.yahoo.com/Computers_and_Internet/Programming_Languages/Java/Security/

http://pantheon.yale.edu/~dff/java.html has a lot of info.
http://www.rstcorp.com/hostile-applets/index.html has some examples.


It depends on the deviousness and maliciousness of the writer of the
applets and scripts. And the version of browser you are using, and
a couple of other factors.

I've developed a healthy amount of paranoia about computer security, the hard way.


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