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Old 01-28-2019, 10:45 AM   #16
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HTML5 DRM content very often includes added vulnerability.
I did not know that Thanks I think I'll just stick to firefox for DRM Video's then.
 
Old 01-29-2019, 06:26 AM   #17
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Regarding HTML5 DRM content and increased vulnerability, it is sort of like locking all your doors but leaving a basement window unlocked. It is only a potential but it does exist as increased attack surface.
 
Old 01-29-2019, 06:37 AM   #18
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Regarding HTML5 DRM content and increased vulnerability, it is sort of like locking all your doors but leaving a basement window unlocked. It is only a potential but it does exist as increased attack surface.
I think you'll have to corroborate that statement with evidence: how is DRM increasing the attack surface of your computer?
 
Old 01-29-2019, 01:55 PM   #19
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Regarding HTML5 DRM content and increased vulnerability, it is sort of like locking all your doors but leaving a basement window unlocked. It is only a potential but it does exist as increased attack surface.
Unless you know there's exploitable bugs in DRM, it's not equivalent to leaving a window unlocked. It's like adding an extra window to a house that already has many windows. There's more potential for someone to break in, but it's not super easy to do.
 
Old 01-29-2019, 04:08 PM   #20
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I think you'll have to corroborate that statement with evidence: how is DRM increasing the attack surface of your computer?
This from Bugzilla https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1025421

and more specifically this https://www.sitepoint.com/security-risks-html5-apps/

and this

https://arstechnica.com/information-...andardization/

are, I think, three good examples of what I've read.

FWIW I like Bassmadrigal's analogy better than mine.
 
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Old 01-29-2019, 04:18 PM   #21
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in 2015 slackware 14.1 x86, on firefox, i had to install the legacy hal package to watch purchased google videos
maybe the seamonkey issue is related
https://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/hal
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL_(software)
https://slackbuilds.org/repository/11.0/system/hal
 
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