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...could this be done in CGI?

No, this sort of code expliots security holes, primarily in Microsoft's ActiveX technology, but also in Java and other Plugins. Javascript has essentially no Operating System access by design and while it can do some very annoying stuff is *mostly harmless*. See this article for some background.

The latest security hole is in M$ handling of JPEG files. See this article Or just go have a look at this image ;-)

LOL

You think? Perhaps it is amusing that the World's largest software company releases software that lets anyone anywhere do anything to your PC.


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