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Security Issues Re: Kick off discussions

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 19:25:50 +0100
To: Jonathan Kingston <jkingston@mozilla.com>
Cc: public-browserext@w3.org
Message-ID: <56D9D32E.4080608@gmail.com>
IMO, Chrome browser extension wouldn't pass a security review because they
(can) inject code in every web-page visited.

Native Messaging extensions OTOH, execute code outside of the browser,
provide dedicated interfaces, and could after a vetting process provide
functionality which the Web probably never will like access to local "Wallets".

Tying such a function to regular browser extensions is IMO nothing but a
rather quirky workaround:

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