[Project_owners] Creating applications with Mozilla

Eric Jung grimholtz at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 23 11:21:51 EDT 2005


Because the auto-population features would be extremely difficult
without Mozilla integration. PasswordMaker optionally "automatically
populates" form fields, including passwords, for you.


--- WC Leung <lwchk2001 at yahoo.com.hk> wrote:

> If you can pursue in C/C++, why not just give up mozilla and use
> C/C++ 
> for the whole program instead?
> 
> Eric Jung wrote:
> > --- Jamie Bliss <astronouth7303 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>On 8/22/05, Eric Jung <grimholtz at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>>I don't understand... why does splice() help?
> >>
> >>I'm pretty sure that strings in JS are immutable. So you can't
> >>actually delete them w/o some C interfacing (I think).
> >>
> >>Personally, I would add a disclaimer: "The passwords generated by
> >>PasswordMaker are not secured in memory. If you want hyper-secure
> >>passwords, use another utility." (I note that if you don't have
> any
> >>spyware or whatnot looking for passwords in memory, then you're
> >>ok.)
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > That's tempting, but it goes against my goal: the extension
> should be
> > trusted and trustworthy. With that in mind, I don't mind pursuing
> an
> > XPCOM component in C/C++ which allocates and deallocates strings.
> > Before deallocation, it can overwrite the string's memory
> contents
> > with random data.
> > 
> > What do you think?
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