Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Mar 2010 21:59 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Graphics, User Interfaces "What if all software was open source? Anybody would then be able to add custom features to Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, Apple iTunes or any other program. A University of Washington project may make this possible." Yeah I know, odd headline - couldn't find anything better.
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Comment by darknexus
by darknexus on Wed 31st Mar 2010 22:21 UTC
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Anyone else see, in addition to its usefulness, a massive potential for malware here? I'm sure malware authors would drool over this, think of the possibilities. They could replace word's edit box with an identical one that forwards all data, or modify any links word displays to redirect to other malware, or change the iTunes buy song buttons to send them your iTunes account info. Being able to change any part of a program on the fly like this could be a disaster waiting to happen.

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