wk at gnupg.org
Fri Jun 28 10:58:06 UTC 2013
On Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:18, timo.lindfors at iki.fi said:
To most users the browser is their window to the world and an alias for
the computer. They don't understand that there is a difference. And
web designers (or well, the marketing dept) try very hard to convince
them that there is indeed no difference.
A box which automatically downloads all kind of binaries an runs them
after they have passed a so-called virus checker, may also be considered
a restricted environment. The restriction is in this case controlled by
the virus checker and not the browser.
> There are security issues also in the code that parses this non-active
> separate plugins with poor security track record.
Plugins are installed by the user and not be data to be viewed. That
makes a big difference:
- The user is enabled to control the code.
- The plugin has a well defined behaviour and is not a volatile bunch
- A security audit of the plugin can be done.
Please, I don't want to hear a claim, that the JS code on web sites is
secure because it is signed or distributed via a trusted (https) web
site. PKIX (the X.509 based infrastructure used by https) is fucked up
beyond all repair.
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