Re: WWW Security Hole -- Bull! -- Bull!

William C Fenner (
Fri, 13 Aug 1993 11:30:48 -0400

On Thu, 12 Aug 1993 19:44:01 -0500 Tony Sanders wrote:
> This would never happen, a simple grep through the users files would find
> the offensive data in the .mosaic-global-history file

Nope, image retrievals don't get put in the .mosaic-global-history file.
I just turned on my global history, and loaded the dangerous document to
be sure, and the only things in my history file were my home page,
the GIF from my home page, and the dangerous document.

> This is a good reason for browsers to keep good log files of what they do.

Maybe Mosaic needs better log files?...