Linked by fran on Sun 20th Feb 2011 19:00 UTC
Google "Over the last few months we have been hard at work getting Native Client ready to support the new Pepper plug-in interface. Native Client is an open source technology that allows you to build web applications that seamlessly and safely execute native compiled code inside the browser. Today, we've reached an important milestone in our efforts to make Native Client modules as portable and secure as JavaScript, by making available a first release of the revamped Native Client .[...]In the coming months we will be adding APIs for 3D graphics, local file storage, WebSockets, peer-to-peer networking, and more. We'll also be working on Dynamic Shared Objects (DSOs), a feature that will eventually allow us to provide Application Binary Interface (ABI) stability."
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by fran on Sun 20th Feb 2011 22:39 UTC
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I read a comment on Osnews discussing buffer overflow vulnerabilities in Windows. It was intrigued and wondered why this has not been solved..yet.
I dug around and found the following tool.

I just baffles me why this is still an optional download and not included as standard with windows.
It looks thought that most off the Windows enhancing tools from Microsoft that is optional has to do other third party tools that might cry foul if its included as standard.
Like MSE for instance or Windows Live Mesh ect..

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RE: Off topic
by moondevil on Mon 21st Feb 2011 07:47 in reply to "Off topic"
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That and lazy developers.

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RE: Off topic
by Flatland_Spider on Tue 22nd Feb 2011 17:57 in reply to "Off topic"
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Interesting, thanks for the link.

This is a better post on the topic, and it includes a PDF explaining what it is and does.

Reading through the PDF, it looks like MS is already moving towards this. Several of the capabilities are already in Windows Vista and 7, and this tool backports several of the features to XP. Along with providing a GUI for existing features.

I've heard that stuff has to be up to a certain level to be included in Windows, and that level is kind of a pain. It's easier for teams to develop tools and release them independently.

A security tool downloader similar to Web Matrix would be nice.

This reminds me of SELinux. It's a great server tool where everything is set and forget, but SELinux is tough on the desktop where stuff is more in flux.

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