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Re: Presentation API in non secure contexts

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:46:25 +0100
Message-ID: <CADnb78iq9xKEt3W7Fgue+XgfLfPJeAME1NesDpfL0j8KKobgbg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Frederik Braun <fbraun@mozilla.com>
Cc: "mark a. foltz" <mfoltz@google.com>, Richard Barnes <rbarnes@mozilla.com>, Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>, WebAppSec WG <public-webappsec@w3.org>, "public-web-security@w3.org" <public-web-security@w3.org>, "Kostiainen, Anssi" <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>
On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 8:29 AM, Frederik Braun <fbraun@mozilla.com> wrote:
> Also, note that a user giving permission to a site in a non-secure
> context will be surprised to note that this permission is leaking all
> over the public wifis he's using.
>
> I wonder if a permission prompt on non-secure contexts is useful at all.

I think doing such prompts on non-secure contexts devalues the overall
security of prompts. Assuming that the user is carefully making the
distinction and weighing their options is just not something we know
to be true.


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