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The Tangled Web by Michal Zalewski

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Chapter 16. New and Upcoming Security Features

You will soon find out that there is little rhyme and reason to how all the new browser features mesh, but we still need to organize the discussion in some way. Perhaps the best approach is to look at their intended purposes and begin with all the mechanisms created specifically to tweak the Web’s security model for a well-defined gain.

The dream of inventing a brand-new browser security model is strong within the community, but it is always followed by the realization that it would require rebuilding the entire Web. Therefore, much of the practical work focuses on more humble extensions to the existing approach, necessarily increasing the complexity of the security-critical sections of the browser ...

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