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Re: opening the cd rom

by tachyon (Chancellor)
on Oct 03, 2004 at 23:58 UTC ( #396077=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to opening the cd rom

...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 ;-)


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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Re^2: opening the cd rom
by Fletch (Chancellor) on Oct 04, 2004 at 01:31 UTC

    You know the old saying: Open my CD tray through a web browser once, shame on Bill G; open my CD tray twice shame on me.

      ++ Fletch!

      (so many nodes and so little time ... )

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