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From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 22:38:39 -0700
Message-ID: <D23573A2-530F-490D-9225-74BA1E753465@apple.com>

On Jul 27, 2009, at 8:23 PM, Aryeh Gregor wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 9:39 PM, Maciej Stachowiak<mjs at apple.com>  
> wrote:
>> Persistent workers are even more of a security risk, since they are  
>> supposed
>> to persist even after the browser has been restarted, or after the  
>> system
>> has been rebooted. Persistent workers should be renamed to "BotNet
>> Construction Kit".
>
> Surely this proposal also would have the pages run even after the
> browser has been restarted, or the system rebooted?  It was suggested
> that ideally they'd continue running even when the browser has been
> shut down!

If that's the suggestion, then they are just as dangerous as  
persistent workers, or maybe more. But I think the point is, I don't  
think it's generally accepted that persistent workers are safe, so  
there's no argument by analogy that persistent background pages would  
be safe.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Tuesday, 28 July 2009 22:38:39 UTC

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