September 13, 2001

Insecure about Microsoft security

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes: "I think it's fair to say that Microsoft understands the customers they are providing products for. What still puzzles me is why Microsoft has decided to take such an irresponsible attitude toward these users when integrating scripting languages into its desktop applications. A word processor, for example, does not need a scripting language that is capable of deleting the contents of a hard drive. An e-mail client does not need to be so integrated with the OS that a sender can potentially run any command they wish on the recipient's computer, all by use of a cleverly written mail signature."


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