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Re: Intent to deprecate: Insecure usage of powerful features

From: Joel Weinberger <jww@chromium.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:03:50 +0000
Message-ID: <CAHQV2K=rmkFo5fNrmZjtQDPkJq_rLH8-zM2BaEEDUg9=ZGBh2g@mail.gmail.com>
To: blink-dev <blink-dev@chromium.org>
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On Thu Feb 26 2015 at 3:25:43 PM Joel Weinberger <jww@chromium.org> wrote:

> Please note that the main discussion for this is intended to be on the
> blink-dev@chromium.org mailing list (
> https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!forum/blink-dev).
> However, to alert relevant groups of the intent, we have bcc’d the
> following lists on this email:
> security-dev@chromium.org
> dev-security@lists.mozilla.org
> public-webappsec@w3.org
> public-web-notification@w3.org
> public-device-apis@w3.org
> public-geolocation@w3.org
> public-html-media@w3.org We want to start applying the concepts in
> https://w3c.github.io/webappsec/specs/powerfulfeatures/ to features that
> have already shipped and which do not meet the (new, not present at the
> time) requirements. We want to start by requiring secure origins for these
> existing features: - Device motion / orientation - EME - Fullscreen -
> Geolocation - getUserMedia As with gradually marking HTTP as non-secure (
> https://www.chromium.org/Home/chromium-security/marking-http-as-non-secure),
> we expect to gradually migrate these features to secure-only, based on
> thresholds of usage, starting with lowest usage and moving towards higher.
> We also expect to gradually indicate in the UX that the features are
> deprecated for non-secure origins. The deprecation strategy for each of
> these features is not decided on and may very well differ from feature to
> feature. We don’t currently know what the thresholds will be, or how
> heavily used the features are on what kinds of origins. We are in the
> process of gathering data, and will report back when we have it. There are
> no firm plans at all at this time, other than eventual deprecation. We
> intend for this to stimulate a public discussion of the best way to
> approach this deprecation. So, to that point, we'd love to hear what the
> community thinks.
> Thanks,
> Joel Weinberger, Chrome Security
Received on Friday, 27 February 2015 00:04:19 UTC

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