Re: On the possibility of encoding a portable interpretable object code into Unicode

From: Mabry, F. DR EECS (
Date: Tue Mar 24 2009 - 12:50:33 CST

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    Mr. Overington,

    I have very serious concerns for any system that would provide support for a portable interpretable object code as part of the codepoint content payload of a message or document. Many email clients already over interpret incoming MIME messages and, thereby, open gaps in the security model of a system. In many respects your proposal is somewhat like the concept behind some aspects of the Java implementation, only you have no "sandbox" area!

    The nature of net based computing makes many want to be able to make "sharing" of new functions as easy as possible. Without an "information model" whose design addresses security concerns, you run the risk of very serious exploits being perpetrated against users before they can even say NO!

    Perhaps I am misunderstanding your suggestion. Please let me know if I am missing the point in your view.


    Dr. Frank J. Mabry, Jr., CISSP
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    Dept. of EE&CS
    U.S. Military Academy
    West Point, New York, 10996

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