Re: [Q] virus susceptibility data
>>>>> "," == , Ted Harding <Ted.Harding@nessie.mcc.ac.uk> writes:
,> A line of virus which might well be possible, and
,> platform-independent, is the planting of Java in HTML. This
,> could hit UNIX/Linux and Windows equally, though I haven't
,> heard of it on Linux. A lot of Linux MUAs can open HTML
,> attachments in Netscape, though usually not automatically (the
,> user has to choose).
For another potential platform independent security problem in
this a bit different though, as you can't breach the security of your
computer, just other web sites where you have non-standard privileges
(whether this is based on IP address, HTTP authorisation, or cookie
based scheme - did I miss anything?).
 I will blame HTML for it here, but technically, you could argue it
isn't HTML's fault.
Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org>