Well I know Java has some nice built-in security features, mostly to keep your classes secure, but I've never seen/done any tests on this type of thing. And yes, you're paranoid, we don't block applets and I've luckily never been where they were blocked. =) (does your company allow incoming email attachments? if so, they might as well not have a firewall) Chris Blessing webguy at mail.rit.edu http://www.330i.net -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Mark Cheng Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 8:45 PM To: Thelist at Lists. Evolt. Org Subject: [thelist] Java Applets - More Secure? Hi Evolters, Question on the use of Java applets. I've recently been told that Java applets enable highler levels of security (they weren't clear whether it was at the browser, transmission or server). Is this true? Also, I know that we block java applets at our firewall for security reasons - is this a widespread practice or are we just being paranoid? TIA Mark Financial Controller Ranger Minerals Ltd phone : +61 (0)8 9364 8355 fax : +61 (0)8 9316 2254 email : mark.cheng at ranger.com.au website : www.ranger.com.au This email may be confidential and contain commercially sensitive information. Only the intended recipient may access or use it. If you are not the intended recipient please delete this email and notify us promptly. We use virus scanning software but exclude all liability for viruses or similar in this email or any attachment. -- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !