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Friday February 18th, 2000

What *one* feature would you most like Mozilla to have by final release? If it's already on the slate to be in the final release, let us know why it's important to you. Just click the Responses link to join the conversation! Our forums are quite civil, and we'd love to hear your opinions.


#144 Signed Archives?

by knollc <knollc@panasonic.com>

Sunday February 20th, 2000 4:38 PM

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If you believe code signing will prevent any sort of mishap from happening, you are the Ignoramus. What a joke: "Yes, by accepting this certificate, I trust that there is no bugs at all, none not a single line of code that will damage my local system". You think signing code ensures security? It ensures that the code hasn't been modified by the author, but big friggin deal, it still can do anything it wants on your local system, intentional or NOT.

You wanna know why the majority of security holes with Java has been found in MS's implementation? J-Direct, baby! That's right, MS let java developers hook right into their activex technology, and look at the friggin mess that caused. If Mozilla wants to do that, they better be ready for people to find all sorts of problems.

-Chris