[LINK] RE: Red Sheriff and Vic Gov [was MMV - Equivalent in other
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue Apr 20 15:09:48 EST 2004
"Chirgwin, Richard" <Richard.Chirgwin at informa.com.au>:
>- I have a particular objection to a Website sending, and executing, active
>code without either permission or consent. In the RS case, we're talking
What does Red Sherrif do about:
Anyone got any figures on what proportion each of those is?
Or all of those combined, which might be easier to compute?
Put another way, who watches the watcher, and keeps RS honest?
Apart from some early trials, *many* years ago, I've never had Java
enabled. And any organisation I was responsible for would ensure
that the default config was 'blocked'.
I don't necessarily see Java as the devil, because their sandbox
claims have a fair degree of credibility (although clearly I'd never
allow MS products the same freedom!).
And I'd take the risk with *some* organisations that distribute
Java-applets (especially if I had a convenient Java on/off toggle).
But the standard of coding these days is so abysmal that faulty
applets were causing all manner of misbehaviours when I last
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