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Re: [Public WebGL] Microsoft Weighs in on WebGL Security Issue



Btw have either of you posted on the CNet, ZDNet or other articles that are promoting this concept?

On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 8:58 PM, Tony Parisi <tparisi@gmail.com> wrote:
Well then, I suppose turnabout is fair play!

Good stuff guys. Let's see where this road leads us...

Tony
p.s. Mark nice to hear your e-voice!


On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 8:57 PM, Benoit Jacob <bjacob@mozilla.com> wrote:
I've filed a bug at Microsoft,
http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/676134/dos-vulnerability-in-silverlight-5s-3d-similar-to-webgl-dos-vulnerability

Benoit


Silverlight 5 has exactly the same issues with denial of service and lack of robustness in the graphics drivers as WebGL. Therefore it is important to work together with MS to get them fixed. One of the most important things MS could do is push PC vendors, particularly laptop vendors, to provide graphics driver updates on a regular basis.

In fact any graphics used in the web browser, HTML5, Canvas 2D, Flash, Molehill, Silverlight 5 potentially faces these problems. Witness the driver "blocklists" maintained by both Firefox & Chrome for all of their accelerated graphics features.

Regards

-Mark


On 21/06/2011 09:25, Tony Parisi wrote:
Not in a good way. Sigh.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2011/06/16/webgl-considered-harmful.aspx

Plus slightly hysterical reporting

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20071726-264/microsoft-declares-webgl-harmful-to-security/?tag=mncol
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/microsoft-is-right-to-label-webgl-harmful/13354

A few blogs on the positive side

http://www.realityprime.com/articles/why-microsoft-and-internet-explorer-need-webgl
http://tonyparisi.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/shades-of-chrome/

I really think the best way to deal with this is for developers to tell MS how important WebGL support is and how they want to see it in IE (if you care). IMO that is the most reliable method of getting MS to the table to make positive contributions to the discussion.

Peace out;
Tony

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CTO at Large                         415.902.8002
Skype                                     auradeluxe
Follow me on Twitter!             http://twitter.com/auradeluxe
Read my blog at                     http://www.tonyparisi.com/