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SVG 1.2 Tiny: Networking API issues

From: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2006 22:47:31 -0600
Message-ID: <da131fde0601022047i54985db7jf28bc4705ad4e98a@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org

I'm no security expert, but what about a script that requests a
connection to the localhost on various ports (i.e. FTP 21, etc) and
sniffs about the local host, then sends the data it finds back to the
server through standard ports?  Would that effectively open up your
computer by bypassing any firewall since the "attack" would come from
within the localhost browser or do firewalls watch for that sort of
thing too?
Received on Tuesday, 3 January 2006 04:47:35 GMT

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