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Re: Java

Greg Miller writes:
> On Sun, 8 Oct 1995, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > 
> > As long as people are mentioning Java, I just want to make the
> > prediction, one more time, that at some point someone is going to find
> > some devistating security holes in HotJava.
> 	I'd like to make this prediction:  someone at some point in time 
> will find another serious security hole in SendMail.

And yet again, my clients will be largely safe because I've dealt, in
advance, with most of the possible threats from Sendmail. I can't do
that for Java. I will never be able to do that for Java. I don't think
you understand the problem here at all.

> 	What you need to ask yourself is "Do the benefits of Java 
> outweigh the security risks?"

And the answer, to me, is "no". Unfortunately, I can't stop it.