[kwlug-disc] DuckDuckGo.com -- an alternate search engine

Ralph Janke txwikinger at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 27 18:58:30 EDT 2010


On 07/27/2010 05:04 PM, Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists account) wrote:
> On Tuesday, July 27, 2010 04:51:32 pm Ralph Janke wrote:
>    
>> Well.. Javascript is exactly not a black box. You can read all the
>> Javascript that is loaded. Furthermore, Javascript was designed from the
>> beginning to sandbox your browser (in clear distinction to ActiveX) from
>> the rest of the computer.
>>      
> Time and time again we are seeing that even with the protections in place,
> JavaScript ends up doing more harm than good. Many of the problems would
> simple not exist if JavaScript were not there.
>
> This is not to say that JS is bad, but that even "designed from the beginning
> to sandbox your browser" can be very difficult to achieve.
>    

Well, many things would not happen if you don't network your computer. Maybe
you should reconsider having a computer that is connected to the world :D

Ralph



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