[whatwg] Installed Apps

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Tue Jul 28 22:38:39 PDT 2009

On Jul 27, 2009, at 8:23 PM, Aryeh Gregor wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 9:39 PM, Maciej Stachowiak<mjs at apple.com>  
> wrote:
>> Persistent workers are even more of a security risk, since they are  
>> supposed
>> to persist even after the browser has been restarted, or after the  
>> system
>> has been rebooted. Persistent workers should be renamed to "BotNet
>> Construction Kit".
> Surely this proposal also would have the pages run even after the
> browser has been restarted, or the system rebooted?  It was suggested
> that ideally they'd continue running even when the browser has been
> shut down!

If that's the suggestion, then they are just as dangerous as  
persistent workers, or maybe more. But I think the point is, I don't  
think it's generally accepted that persistent workers are safe, so  
there's no argument by analogy that persistent background pages would  
be safe.


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