From: Hairy One Kenobi (abuse_at_[127.0.0.1)
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 23:38:57 +0100
""Crash" Dummy" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >Precisely. An annoyance would be windows popping up. [a bloody big
> >as it happens] but a security threat would be allowing a scripting engine
> >access to your email engine, address book etc.
> As long as scripting is not allowed to control ActiveX or plugins, it
> that access. I have never encountered a security threat from scripting
> just annoyances, like cascading browsers.
Oh, there are specific holes. Generally in a specific browser (e.g. IE), and
generally fixed by a specific patch (mostly back in 2001, IIRC)
That said.. the Sun JRE can get "interesting" at times..
 "Interesting" by example:
Q: What could possibly get your attention more than surviving an aircraft
crash-landing in the middle of the Indian Ocean?
A: Hungry sharks
(Not trying to open a new front in the MS vs. Linux vs. [Yawn]
troll^H^Hvalid discussions.. just experience in using a variety of JVMs over
the past 8 years or so)