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Is java safe..??

 
Malhar Barai
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Hi all,
Macro viruses made in Word & Outlook cause such havoc as the
macros have direct access thru api calls available to them right!!!
It has been told that since java executes in the JVM sand box its safe and
applets cannot tamper directly with the OS right
However with JNI and all its now possible to call hardware drivers and even
basic win32 apis n dlls directly from java.
Thats the use of JNI right??
So in which case isnt java applets just as dangerous as a VB macro maybe
even more dangerous!!!
Hope I am clear...
TIA
MB
[ March 30, 2004: Message edited by: Malhar Barai ]
 
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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But applets -- the unsigned variety downloaded from the Web -- aren't allowed to make JNI calls, according to the default security policy used by applet containers. Applets are blocked from doing many things that ordinary Java programs can do.
I'm going to move this to the Applets forum; followups there.
 
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