Microsoft Claims WebGL Graphics Technology Used In Chrome And Firefox To Be Harmful

Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) Engineering has concluded that WebGL, the royalty free cross-platform API for browser-based 3D graphics is overly permissive, insecure and potentially harmful to machines using it, development of the technology was spearheaded by Mozilla, Google, Opera, AMD, and Nvidia. WebGL is the 3D rendering standard used in both Chrome and Firefox and can be turned on in Apple’s Safari browser, it turns out the technology has a flaw, allowing hackers low level access to graphics cards and possible entry to grab at user’s data. The Cupertino crew plans to bring WebGL to iOS 5 with one very strange restriction and it will only be available to iAd developers. It will eventually be opened up in mobile Safari for everyone, but for the moment it seems browser-based 3D graphics will be limited to advertisements on the iPhone............

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