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RE: DAP and security (was: Rename "File API" to "FileReader API"?)

From: David Rogers <david.rogers@omtp.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 11:04:21 -0000
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From: rocallahan@gmail.com [mailto:rocallahan@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Robert O'Callahan
Sent: 19 November 2009 10:58
To: David Rogers
Cc: Dominique Hazael-Massieux; Marcin Hanclik; Jonas Sicking; Maciej Stachowiak; Robin Berjon; public-device-apis@w3.org; public-webapps WG
Subject: Re: DAP and security (was: Rename "File API" to "FileReader API"?)


On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 11:54 PM, David Rogers <david.rogers@omtp.org> wrote:

	From: rocallahan@gmail.com [mailto:rocallahan@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Robert O'Callahan


	On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 10:52 PM, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org> wrote:

		Le jeudi 19 novembre 2009 à 22:39 +1300, Robert O'Callahan a écrit :

		> There are usually no third parties to delegate to.

		That’s true to a certain extent, but a reason for that might well be
		that the Web platform hasn’t left enough room for third parties in that

		One could very well imagine that by allowing a certain level of
		abstraction in security concerns, we would allow businesses to offer
		guarantees against data-loss or data-thief if the user install a
		third-party extension that would check Web sites based on a number of
		their security aspects.

	Businesses could offer that today, as a Firefox extension for example. There are actually a lot of "security toolbar" extensions, but they tend to offer advice rather than enforcement and they don't offer any guarantees. (http://groups.csail.mit.edu/uid/projects/phishing/chi-security-toolbar.pdf has an interesting analysis (albeit slightly dated).)


	[DAVID] This is in effect an insurance policy, I’m sure there will be organisations willing to step-up.


But they haven't.

[DAVID] But they will ;-) – we have to actually create a framework for that to happen first! As someone mentioned before, in the mobile world this already happens.


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