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Re: [deviceorientation] Move fingerprintable APIs behind permissions (#85)

From: pes via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:17:26 +0000
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@reillyeon my understanding of the paper and from discussions with the authors is that the only connection to the hardware is that it requires hardware of high enough quality to fix.  The expectation of the authors, and their findings in the paper, is that has hardware gets better, the problem will only get worse.  Are you saying an investigation needs to be done about whether the attack is practical across common platforms (in which case, the paper seems to find "yes, and increasingly so") or whether the mitigation is practical?

I dont think the authors find any platforms that have intentional mitigations, only those with low-quality sensors that are "accidentally" protected.  

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