... should i be avoiding firefox till something gets solved? :D
I find that announcing these kind of things just spread the chance of it happening to even higher chance then if it was kept secret, less hackers may know of it. But then again letting everyone know you can warn them to not use it... o wells :D
Heh, good thing i have pretty much every major browser installed. My browsing experience "varies per use".
Well, that is, of course, one way (the Microsoft way ?) to deal with the fact that IE continues (for excellent reasons) to lose market share....
I am glad that Microsoft has security in mind and I agree with them that it is not likely that video card manufacturers would harden their drivers.
In a GPU manufactuers eyes all it would do is introduce inefficiencies into their driver packages. Interestingly enough they say users and do not typically stay up to date with drivers though so many of them are released through windows updates now I don't know if that is very true.
I would hope the web browsers that do have this technology supported would have some sort of warning when running the WebGL content if it is so insecure.
Wow, that's some heavy stuff in this article. Seems like a wise move to exclude WebGL, but I just hope they can somehow make up for the speed difference?
Also, I wish they would improve IE. Every time I use it (which isn't often, mainly when a link in Windows help or something pops it up), when I close it, it tells me it crashed (perhaps it's an add-on?).
Lamar Kropf:Also, I wish they would improve IE. Every time I use it (which isn't often, mainly when a link in Windows help or something pops it up), when I close it, it tells me it crashed (perhaps it's an add-on?).
I'm guessing it's a plugin. IE during the times I've used it has worked reliably for me, barely crashing at all (the later versions especially, IE 7 and 6 just don't feel the same way.)
Anyway, I'm surprised there are flaws in WenGL relating to security but unless someone manages to introduce a virus infected WebGL page that I can stumble upon accidentally. I'll be fine. I have to give thanks for announcing this so the community can get to work patching the thing but I can't help but feel that Microsoft is going to use this to introduce their version of WebGL... DirectWeb! Proprietary and only with Internet Explorer 10.
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This is a total scare tactic response from the makers of the dying IE to keep you locked into their platform. Who, the makers of ie support open standards? What are you kidding? Just like activex is a great awesomely secure technology right? Seriously, these scare articles are so unrealistically all-conclusive - as if to say "if you don't use windows and ie for the rest of your life, you're going to die!!"... LULZ What a bunch of baloney. Every computer system has vulnerabilities.. But the good, FOSS ones get updates that fix the problems, and quickly. Why do you think people are fleeing to the awesome/FOSS Mozilla Firefox?
The "engineers" of ie are in it for one thing - that is to keep up the windows monopoly.
Allz I can say is DIE MONOPOLY. Drop this monopoly like the **** that it is. Open Standards, Open/Cross-Platform-Technology rulez!
I wonder in how short time Microsoft will announce Direct3d support in Silverlight - looks like FUD before introducing their own 'secure' product.
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