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Microsoft Concerned Over Potential WebGL Security Flaws

Microsoft has expressed its concerns over the alleged security flaws present in WebGL, an emerging 3D web graphics standard platform, labelling it as “harmful”.

WebGL is a cross platform, low level 3 dimensional graphics application programming interface developed through the joint efforts of Mozilla and the Khronos Group, with Google backing the project.

But Microsoft was explicit that “in its current form”, WebGL is not a technology that it would be able to endorse.

The product found itself coming under similar scrutiny Context Information Security, a leading security firm, wrote its own reports, 'WebGL – A New Dimension for Browser Exploitation' and 'More WebGL Security Flaws', to highlight the serious disadvantages that plague the platform.

According to Microsoft, the browser functionalities of Web GL expose users to unnecessary risks. It further said that the graphic processors were not equipped with the ability to handle potential security breaches.

"We believe that WebGL will likely become an ongoing source of hard-to-fix vulnerabilities," Microsoft said, ZDnet (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)reports.

"In its current form, WebGL is not a technology Microsoft can endorse from a security perspective."