Reply to post: Re: Just kill ALL code in a browser.

Hate to ruin your day, but... Boffins cook up fresh Meltdown, Spectre CPU design flaw exploits

bazza Silver badge

Re: Just kill ALL code in a browser.

Though perfectly valid, that's a very "me" point of view. I wholeheartedly agree that running arbitrary code downloaded into some sort of browser based execution engine is asking for trouble.

Other people have the problem that, by intent and design, they're letting other users choose what to run on their hardware. Services like AWS are exactly that. If one lets employees install software on their company laptop, it's the same problem. A computer that is locked down so that only code that the IT administrator knows about is running is very often a useless tool for the actual user.

So really, the flaws need fixing (as well as ditching Javascript) otherwise computers become pretty useless tools for the rest of us.

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