HTML5 Security In Question by European Security Group

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According to a report from the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), there are parts of the HTML5 standard that are being re-written with potential security hazards. The 61 page report looked at the HTML5 specification and found 51 security issues.

The program manager for secure services at ENISA, Giles Hogben, was eager for the report to be released, stating that "I think this is special in that it's the first time anyone has look at those suites of specifications together from a security point of view. Everybody is using a browser for everything these days. It's really crucial."

Many of the HTML5 specification's potential problems can be solved by working with what they already have, but other features may stay with the specification, danger and all. Hogben's group is "not suggesting that W3C should take that feature out, it's just that users should be aware of the risks that it creates."

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