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Re: Why does screen sharing require a browser extension?

From: cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:11:11 -0500
Message-ID: <52966DFF.7090205@bbs.darktech.org>
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
CC: Steve Kann <stevek@stevek.com>, Justin Uberti <juberti@google.com>, Lorenzo Miniero <lorenzo@meetecho.com>, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
On 27/11/2013 5:00 PM, Martin Thomson wrote:
> On 27 November 2013 13:55, cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org> wrote:
>> Perhaps VNC, TeamViewer and LogMeIn are better examples. I haven't heard of
>> a single malicious app based on these, and they have been used for years by
>> millions of users.
> Windows has had this capability for years, without the need for
> additional installation steps.  I think that it is even enabled by
> default (I could be wrong here).  Fact is, it isn't a fair comparison:
> none of these operate on the web.
How is that relevant? Once someone takes remote control of your machine, 
they can access every aspect of your computer (including your favorite 
banking website). As far as I can tell, these applications suffer from 
the same risks.

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