On Sat, 2 Mar 1996, Stephen Masterman wrote:
> What is to stop someone from putting a java applet on their home page that,
> when run, deletes everything it can on the local hard drive?
Java has built in blocks that keeps a program from doing any harm to your
system. I suppose someone could still find some way to do something
(perhaps crashing your computer), but I don't think anything permanent
could be done.
Does this mean that a program written in java can not do file i/o?
Otherwise, how could the VM know that it was doing "harm" as opposed to
some necessary file manipulation?
- Re: Java
- From: Doug Geiger <firstname.lastname@example.org>