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Firefox 88 Released With FTP Support Disabled, Support For JavaScript In PDFs

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  • #71
    Originally posted by TemplarGR View Post
    It is hilarious that you are mentioning MS-DOS, you have probably never used it or else you would have known this....
    Your probability estimate is invalid in this case.

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    • #72
      Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
      Sure, with FTP you can manipulate files, but I would rather use SFTP instead...

      The demoscene will miss FTP...
      what WEB BROWSER let you manipulate files? did any have a local directory tree or functionality to batch/recursive download?? the demoscene has no relation to ftp in web browsers just because release pages contain mirror links that can easily open up a dedicated client set as the protocol handler... web browsers didnt exist when the demoscene started

      why is this thread full of people acting like the entirety of the ftp ecosystem is shutting down

      as for those claiming ftp let you view timestamps, that's a bit misleading since server time is still available on http files as seen by wget's default modified time of a downloaded file, or the web site can simply display a list of files with their times like a basic apache/nginx listing, or the web site could be nice & write in the times on the html page next to a file's download button

      but any ftp or http site can have incorrect or fake timestamps, so why would knowing them be that important, a sha256+ hash is more important


      Originally posted by TemplarGR View Post
      You can't be serious.... Embedding malicious code in various documents is one of the most popular ways of delivering malware. It is hilarious that you are mentioning MS-DOS, you have probably never used it or else you would have known this....
      you cant be serious... writing an absolutely counter-intuitive comment with a reference to ms-dos in 2021 is one of the most popular ways of delivering sarcasm, it's hilarious that you are reading it seriously, you have probably never seen comments on controversial topics or else you would have known this

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      • #73
        Originally posted by atomsymbol View Post



        Are you aware that you (and everybody else) are running - on your machine locally - hundreds of thousands of lines of Javascript code in a sandbox VM every day when using the Internet? Javascript in PDF is also running in a sandbox VM.

        If a scientist publishes an article then Javascript in PDF will enable you - a 21st century reader - to play with various scenarios enabling you to grasp the content of the article more quickly and more profoundly. You can of course freely choose to remain a 20th century reader by disabling Javascript in all PDFs. Of course, it might take several decades for scientific articles to begin making a good use of interactivity in PDFs.
        PDF was meant as an electronic paper. Don't crap over it with JS.
        If we are to get rid of the paper, we need PDF as something that can conveniently replace it without nasty issues.

        As far as JS in VM goes, that is crap, too. Exploits that can breach it are used widely.

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        • #74
          Originally posted by Brane215 View Post
          As far as JS in VM goes, that is crap, too. Exploits that can breach it are used widely.
          What widely used JS-in-a-VM breach do you have in mind, for example?

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