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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Secure as Javascript?
by WorknMan on Mon 21st Feb 2011 00:02 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

I found the following remark rather humorous:

Today, we've reached an important milestone in our efforts to make Native Client modules as portable and secure as JavaScript


Secure as Javascript? Well, there's a reason why some folks browse the web with the NoScript extension ...

http://www.google.com/search?q=javascript+vunerability&ie=utf-8&oe=...

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RE: Secure as Javascript?
by kaiwai on Mon 21st Feb 2011 04:59 in reply to "Secure as Javascript?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

You're confusing implementation with the technology itself - are there a number of shoddy JavaScript implementations more focused on speed than security? sure but that alone doesn't prove JavaScript is inherently insecure.

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