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   RE: [xml-dev] Painful USA Today article (was RE: [xml-dev] ANN: RESTTuto

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> However you may simply be claiming that the ability for users 
> to receive or run attachments is a feature that should not be 
> enabled by MUAs in today's hostile Internet. It is sad, but 
> many seem to believe that such thinking is the answer. :( 

We really are off-topic here, but surely the only proper solution is
that untrusted code should be run in a sandbox. Yes, this needs a decent
operating system and possibly even hardware support for addressing
protection. The basic security principles have been known for 30 years.
Sooner or later people are going to switch to a properly secure
computing platform, the current situation with virus-checking and spam
is getting more and more farcical.

Michael Kay


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