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From Phillip Compton <pcomp...@proteinmedia.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] JAVASCRIPT VIRII - Request for verification
Date Thu, 24 Oct 2002 18:21:34 GMT

google.com does return hundreds of responses

95% fake virus warnings (view the source of the pages)
5% reports about javascript taking advantage of M$ Outlook's poor 
security (old news).

This warning does seem misinformed

J. Greenlees wrote:

> Sean Correia wrote:
>
>>> the five sites are all the same community and my wife is very well 
>>> known and respected there. so with the exception of 2 webdesigners 
>>> that feel as you do, the latest and greatest tech only for a 
>>> website, the entire community is upset at javascript.
>>>
>>> might cause people to change the way they code sites if the 
>>> community gets all their friends and families around the world to 
>>> disable javascript.
>>
>>
>>
>> Unless you post the URL for others to test, I consider you ultra 
>> paranoid, misinformed and all of this a myth. "We made cold fusion in 
>> a picle jar!!! No really we did, believe us."
>>
>> I will not take your word for it, and you should have verified the 
>> results before you posted a single word. Without others to 
>> independently verify what you have said this means nothing.
>>
>> I cannot find a single reference to a javascript that does such a 
>> thing from a browser.
>> Post the URL for people to verify or be quiet please.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Sean
>
> sure it's called google.com and keyword "Javascript virus"
> you will get hundreds of websites.
>
>
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