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From Josh Soref <jso...@blackberry.com>
Subject RE: Ignoring SSL Errors for InAppBrowser
Date Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:29:22 GMT
I should have included a citation:
https://www.cs.utexas.edu/~shmat/shmat_ccs12.pdf

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Wallis [mailto:kwallis@blackberry.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:20 PM
> To: dev@cordova.apache.org
> Subject: RE: Ignoring SSL Errors for InAppBrowser
> 
> It came up this morning that Enterprise could use something like this. An app
> that is deployed into the Enterprise secure container, already being
> enforced/controlled by corporate firewall etc., and approved for use internally
> might want "blanket" access to any internal domain.
> --
> 
> Ken Wallis
> 
> Senior Product Manager - WebWorks
> 
> BlackBerry
> 
> 289-261-4369
> 
> ________________________________________
> From: Josh Soref [jsoref@blackberry.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 1:20 PM
> To: dev@cordova.apache.org
> Cc: ramandeep.singh@barco.com
> Subject: RE: Ignoring SSL Errors for InAppBrowser
> 
> A simple flag is definitely wrong... a static whitelist could be interesting.
> 
> Are there real use cases beyond `localhost`?
> 
> If someone whitelists any site that isn't on the local device, then when I'm in an
> Internet Café, the wrong thing can happen (and in certain cases, the wrong
> thing probably will happen).
> 
> Making it easy for people to write broken applications doesn't seem to be a
> good "value-add". Unfortunately, people will do the wrong thing and not care
> about their customers....
> 
> But, this is just my personal opinion....
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Shazron [mailto:shazron@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 3:40 PM
> > To: dev@cordova.apache.org
> > Cc: ramandeep.singh@barco.com
> > Subject: Re: Ignoring SSL Errors for InAppBrowser
> >
> > Why the js callback and not just the static white-list?
> > the js callback allows someone to change the security rules at runtime
> > which could be a hole I suppose.
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Andrew Grieve
> > <agrieve@chromium.org>wrote:
> >
> > > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-3576
> > >
> > > There are pulls request for adding to iOS & Android that add:
> > >
> > > window.open(url, '_blank', 'location=yes,validatessl=no');
> > >
> > >
> > > Given that this is security-related though, I wanted to get more eyes on
> > > it. Other proposals are to have each questionable cert go through a JS
> > > callback:
> > >
> > > var iab = window.open(...);
> > > iab.onSSLError = function(url) {
> > >    return !!/^https://myalloweddomain.com\//.exec(url);
> > > };
> > >
> > > Or to add a white-list to your config.xml for allowed self-signed https:
> > > addresses.
> > >
> > > If your app is not going to validate ssl certs, then perhaps restricting
> > > the scope of it isn't really increasing security anyways. It's certainly
> > > useful for development to be able to turn it off, but maybe for that reason
> > > we should turn it off globally with a <preference> tag?
> > >
> > > Thoughts? Willingness from other platforms?
> > >
> 
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