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[Bug 25345] Set window.crypto and all properties of window.crypto writable to false

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Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:59:17 +0000
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--- Comment #3 from Franz Antesberger <info@franz-antesberger.de> ---
Hi Boris,

I want to protect against malice.
For example https://github.com/openpgpjs/openpgpjs
uses crypto.getRandomValues() for key generation (RSA and AES) and encryption.
If an attacker can manipulate window.crypto.getRandomValues() via e.g.
cross-site code injection ,
all generated keys and encrypted documents are broken, even if
openpgpjs puts all own code in a closure, which cannot be manipulated.
I tested all current browsers. Only IE11 prevents window.crypto (here:
window.msCrypto) from being overwritten,
but even in IE11 all properties (including getRandomValues()) can be

Ps: You cannot protect against incompetence.
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not
sure about the former."
Albert Einstein

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