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There has been a lot of discussion on coderpunks about implementing
cryptography in Java. This got me thinking. We don't see
every C++ compiler using the same back end. So why is
everyone licensing Sun's Java implementation? As a consequence of
this if there is a bug in Sun's implementation, then that bug
exists in every Java implementation. Imagine a future scenario
where a virus/worm takes advantage of a single Java bug and
infects 90% of all computers attached to the Internet overnight.
There may not be much we can do about this, but we should at
least be more aware of the possibility.
On a more positive note, has anyone thought of writting a
remailer server or client in Java? It would be really nice if we
could run or use a remailer by clicking a link on the web.