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    News - Microsoft dismisses WebGL over security concerns

    No WebGL support in Internet Explorer.
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    Re: News - Microsoft dismisses WebGL over security concerns

    Well I would have NEVER in a million years said this would happen 10 years ago.

    The thing is the are un-doubtedly right. There are hudge security issues with Web GL because no current OS or GPU takes security measures around it.

    Calling the drivers bugs is a bit miss leading, because its more a flaw that is required and presto, you've got ring 0.

    Still Safari will be OK because 2% isn't worth the effort, but chrome users might find their perfect record tarnished a bit.
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    Re: News - Microsoft dismisses WebGL over security concerns

    "...it is our goal that all such solutions are secure by design, secure by default, and secure in deployment."
    Does this mean they will start salting user passwords now?

    Anyway, I agree about WebGL, I have it disabled in every browser until it gets sorted properly.

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    Re: News - Microsoft dismisses WebGL over security concerns

    guessing your meaning the caching of NTLM hashes which weren't salted like the SAM files?

    haven't they stopped doing that by default since XP SP2?
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    Re: News - Microsoft dismisses WebGL over security concerns

    Maybe I'm getting confused. But I recently tried and succeeded with little effort to crack an NTLM hash with rainbow tables on XP SP3. Just a little rant of mine - I don't see any reason to not use salts. I've yet to try on a newer OS but out of interest I did some research and heard nothing has changed (except for LM hashes being disabled by default).

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