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Re: Re: Javascript and plugging holes

  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 12:36:45 -0500

Re:  Re: Javascript and plugging holes
On 12/10/10 10:02 AM, Stephen Green wrote:
>> At the same time, Mobile Device manufacturers are pushing for the opposite.
>> They want JS to do MORE not LESS.
> The virus-script-kiddies haven't paid so much attention to smartphones
> yet, I guess.

There are lots of security holes in JavaScript and the Web environment, 
and many of them happen to work on phones too now.

This is a known problem - Douglas Crockford (creator/extractor of JSON) 
spoke about it at XML 2007, and there's some discussion of it in this 
interview too:


I'd watch all of it, but security comes up around 2:12 and 4:23 in an 
HTML5 context.

Simon St.Laurent

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