Microsoft Slams WebGL, Considers It Harmful

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schneider1492

I was excited to hear about webGL, but now im a little scared. imagine clicking on a link and boom some hacker has hardware level access to your system and all you can do is unplug it because even the power button can be disabled in settings.

many motherboard manufacturers have programs that flash your bios from in windows. its not impossible a security hole in your onboard graphics driver might allow a malicious bios to be flashed. with the space available to new uefi bios who knows what somebody might be able to make your computer do.

it sounds like after the epic fail that was ActiveX maybe Microsoft learned something. think about it, they just spent how many years cleaning up after the such disasters as auto-run and ActiveX, do you realy think micro

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newegg911

Quite obviously this has nothing to do with security, it's just that Microsoft doesn't want any competing software.

 

Honestly, if games weren't all Direct X these days, I'd probably dump Windows.

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jesse_n_sf

Microsoft doesn't want both (ActiveX and WebGL) on their systems. This would be bad. so I agree with Microsoft.

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Eoraptor

Leaving aside bludgeoning the recently deceased equine that is the ActiveX issue...

Isn't this MORE about microsoft trying to prevent people from leaving windows and microsoft Games in droves for cheaper, more open, web-based environments which they don't control? (think about it, if you could play Sim City, Civ, Warcrack, or EVE without Windows just from your browser, how many PCs with Windohs will M$ sell?)

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Frank N Beenes

Im not sure thats their reasoning but I love the idea of never needing a Windows PC again.

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MattyMattMatt

Aside from Active X lulz, I'd like to point out that this is the same company that believes it's a security risk to allow users to type javascript into the URL field because of XSS. Fools.

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ferariman

activex is one of the highest reasons for infections of noobs(like you) through internet explorer

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Neufeldt2002

I think it was sarcasm, at least I hope it was sarcasm.

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TerribleToaster

What's wrong with ActiveX?

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Hg Dragon

Like Microsoft has any room to talk here. ActiveX, anyone?

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Neufeldt2002

Coming from the makers of Active X. /facepalm

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