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HbbTV and Web origins

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:22:58 +1000
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This summary:
  http://blog.acolyer.org/2015/04/23/from-the-aether-to-the-ethernet-attacking-the-internet-using-broadcast-digital-television/

of this paper:
  http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~angelos/Papers/2014/redbutton-usenix-sec14.pdf

… makes for an interesting / scary read. 

I know that W3C has been engaging with various parts of the TV/broadcast community, but it seems like there's been a failure of some sort here, at least based on this; violating the origin model is pretty serious. 

Has there been any interaction between W3C and stakeholders there about this? It seems like we should have a liaison of some sort with DVB would help. It's also a timely reminder that as we get access to the Web in "things" — whether they be TVs, cars, refrigerators or whatever else, security (amongst many other properties of the Web) needs to be carefully guarded.

Cheers,

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Mark Nottingham   https://www.mnot.net/
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