[funsec] Texas Bank Dumps Antivirus for Whitelisting
Richard M. Smith
rms at computerbytesman.com
Thu Jul 17 18:22:53 CDT 2008
The reason that companies use IE for system utilities like Windows Update,
is that HTML is relatively easy way to build a user interface for these
kinds of applications.
It's unfortunately that Microsoft didn't provide an HTML engine for these
applications which wasn't a full blown Web browser. Add/remove programs in
Windows is an example of building an application using HTML, CSS,
Without them, we wouldn't have things like Acrobat reader, Web-based email
clients, Google Maps, YouTube, etc.
From: Jeff Kell [mailto:jeff-kell at utc.edu]
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 7:02 PM
To: Richard M. Smith
Cc: funsec at linuxbox.org
Subject: Re: [funsec] Texas Bank Dumps Antivirus for Whitelisting
Richard M. Smith wrote:
So under HA, a Web browser can only show ASCII text files. After all, HTML
itself is a programming language with intermingled code (ie., HTML tags) and
Well, it's not *that* bad. HTML tags and other markup that affects the
layout is fine. Tables, forms, queries, etc are all fine. That just
affects what goes into the browser window.
and automatically executed externals (file associations).
The abomination from hell is IE, where you use your browser to *UPDATE YOUR
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