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the sandbox usually prohibits it.
how happy would you be if you visited my website and I embedded an applet in your browser that scanned your temporary internet files for credit card numbers?
I have no credit card.
I heard, that you can call jars from an applet.
how about an applet that secretly sets up a web server on your machine, dishing up illegal content?
calling code within jars is not the same as accessing the filesystem. you provide the dependencies as well, from the web server
How can I access a file in an applet?Like in any other program. If your applet is signed.
Does someone have an example?There are thousands...
I heard, that you can call jars from an applet.Only if those are distributed with the applet or are included in the user's JRE lib/ext directory, I'd say.