Re: WWW Security Hole

Marc Andreessen (
Thu, 12 Aug 93 16:15:13 -0500 writes:
> What I'm more concerned with now is your comments on the insecurity
> of WWW itself. If this is clearly true, we will have to immediately
> pull it off all our machines here (which we'll need to do if there
> isn't a "comfortable" answer to this...). Once this is done, I
> suspect we'll never be able to put mosaic back. I'm sure everyone
> across the board in corporate settings will have to do so also, so
> let's see if we can resolve this QUICKLY and satisfactorily to keep
> WWW going strong.

You run Unix and TCP/IP on your systems, accept the security risks
therein, and yet think it's an crisis when it turns out that
WWW/Mosaic/Gopher/etc. are no more secure than all the rest of the
package? Does that really make sense?