Malicious Links

ew.gemini ew.gemini at nassur.net
Sat Jul 10 15:22:21 BST 2021


Hello,

Chris Brannon <chris at the-brannons.com> writes:

> nothien at uber.space writes:
>
>> In Gemini, the restriction that information can only be sent to a server
>> by performing a request is considered a feature.  However, this can
>> backfire by removing the need for user interaction, even when it is
>> absolutely necessary.  Below, I provide an example to show why this
>> feature, combined with the existence of malicious links, can prevent (or
>> at least hinder) the sole use of TLS certificates in account-based sites
>> on Gemini.
>
> I think having destructive operations (create, update, delete) running
> over Gemini is probably a mistake to begin with, because it will lead
> down the path of trying to build yet another application platform on top
> of yet another document delivery system.  They tried that trick in the
> 90s.  Sadly it's still with us, and it's called the WWW.

Full ACK!

~ew

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