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[ALLY] Re: View 1.1 Security

From: brett:codeconscious at: 16-Apr-2001 10:33

I think tightening it down the way you have done is the right way to go. I much prefer to know where I stand (everything shut) as opposed to the Micrsoft model everything open and welcoming. I believe read access can be a greater security threat than write in some cases - so I think preventing sneaky scripts from reading the hard disk or any other resource I have access to is a very good idea. To make the scheme workable, it would be nice to have an abilitily to customise the installation to "trust" a user-specified resource - in effect a "grant/recurse rebol read access on C:\DATA\RebolScripts" for example... I reckon the biggest risk in computing these days is that the user has to trust scripts running with user authority and not know what those scripts *actually* do. Brett.