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Opera moves to WebKit and V8

Opera moves to WebKit and V8

Posted Feb 17, 2013 3:32 UTC (Sun) by jimmyj (guest, #89388)
Parent article: Opera moves to WebKit and V8

I'm all for HTML 5, if it renders HTML 4 correctly. Get rid of that slow, evil monster called Adobe Flashplayer. Question: Who is actually checking the Chromium, Firefox, or Opera code for spyware/corporate malware? Google is proven to be evil, and Chromium is their project? Does anyone actually check the code?


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Opera moves to WebKit and V8

Posted Feb 17, 2013 18:03 UTC (Sun) by heijo (guest, #88363) [Link]

The evil one is Apple.

Developers probably check the code, but if they are all conspiring together across companies we are likely fucked unless some random guy happens to be looking and notices.

Anyway, the real issue is that you can apparently make $50-100k for an exploitable bug, so there's quite an incentive for individual developers to put them in or otherwise not report them.

Opera moves to WebKit and V8

Posted Feb 18, 2013 0:29 UTC (Mon) by butlerm (guest, #13312) [Link]

My apologies, but I sure hope this website is not about to descend to Slashdot's level of profanity.

Opera moves to WebKit and V8

Posted Feb 18, 2013 8:46 UTC (Mon) by deepfire (guest, #26138) [Link]

My personal opinion, is that the adjective used is a very accurate description of reality.

In other words, it is really this bad, that the use of this word is completely warranted in this situation.

Opera moves to WebKit and V8

Posted Feb 17, 2013 21:16 UTC (Sun) by ibukanov (subscriber, #3942) [Link]

In case of Firefox Mozilla has rather high ethical standards and their development is very open - beyond the source the vast majority of bugs at bugzilla.mozilla.org is accessible to everyone. Realistically the only place where malware inject is feasible is during the build process. But then even their build infrastructure code is open and too many people watch that.

Opera moves to WebKit and V8

Posted Feb 19, 2013 4:33 UTC (Tue) by rgmoore (✭ supporter ✭, #75) [Link]

I don't think it's malware and spyware that are the greatest threat. The risk of being caught is too high and the damage to the reputation of the guilty party would be too great for anyone reputable to risk it. The big danger is in subtle but exploitable bugs that can be plausibly blamed on sloppy coding rather than malicious intent.


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