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Re: Re: Re: Re: New Web Site for Mathematica Users using WikiMedia


You may be able to use the webMathematica  security functions (see 
section  6.2 of the webMathematica  user guide) to check for malicious code.
Ian


DrBob wrote:

>The text version of a notebook is nearly unreadable in general, however -- if it includes exponents, Greek symbols, fractions, != symbols, et cetera. There'd be no way to look at it in a text editor (I think) and determine whether it had malicious content.
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>Bobby
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>On Sat, 5 Feb 2005 03:15:19 -0500 (EST), Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote:
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>>A Mathematica notebook is just a text file, after all.  So a good
>>precaution would be to open such a downloaded notebook in a text editor,
>>e.g., Notepad on Windows, before ever attempting to open the notebook in
>>Mathematica.
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>>David Bailey wrote:
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>>>This looks interesting, but how will you avoid the possibility that
>>>someone will upload a malicious notebook? I suppose it is a case of let
>>>the downloader beware?
>>>
>>>David Bailey
>>>dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
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