> | 80 www
> Mosaic had a major problem based on its extensive use of the
> system() call. It allowed rude WWW servers to run arbitrary commands
> on your machine when your Mosaic client conncected to them. I don't
> trust the Mosiac source, it was written by a 22 year old. (Not to say
> that 22 year olds can't write secure software, simply most don't have
> the experience, mindset & skill to know what the attacks are likely to
> be, know that preventing them is a really good idea, and then be able
> to code things well enough that the attacks are actually blocked.)
Why should it take older people to write code that prevents attacks from
younger people!? I imagine most "crackers" are in their 20's.
Please no hasty gerneralizations here, I'm sure that there are plenty of under
appreciated 'over 20' hackers out there.
com (a 22 year old network analyst, and preventer of doom brought
on by old and young hackers alike)