[development] jQuery 1.2 is released

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Sat Sep 15 07:05:16 UTC 2007

David Metzler wrote:
> That's a bit unfair.  I was talking about the risk of compromising the 
> site and operating system protection etc.   I thought we were having a 
> discussion about risk vs. benefit, and I was trying to make a point that 
> compromised javascript code does not have the same risk factor as 
> compromised php code.   Particularly if you're talking about the ability 
> to propagate from host to host, etc. Some in this thread seemed to be 
> implying that this was the same level of risk.
> Javascript operates in a security sandbox.  PHP doesn't.

Compromised javascript can do things like install invisible key loggers 
that send your keystrokes to some unknown location and steal whatever it 
is you enter into it.

Hope you don't visit your financial website and enter your password 
after visiting your harmless-but-compromised javascript site.

(Thanks to Rasmus for his presentation at OSCMS Summit for that tidbit.)

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