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Making the Web more secure and a bit greener too?
Posted by Gunter Ollmann on December 01, 2008 at 9:20 PM EST.
Despite the financial crisis and the fact that the US is officially in a recession (yeah, I’m sure you were as surprised as me to hear that breaking news), businesses can continue their drive to be green in these harsh economic times – and it may be as easy as changing their Web site.
It would appear that dropping the use of dynamic content that relies upon rendering technologies such as Flash and AJAX can help reduce power consumption of the computers your customers (and employees) use to browse the Web.
While not a security issue, I thought it was an interesting observation that the folks over at SecTheory made with their Browser Power Consumption paper.
So, not only can you help secure the Internet by reducing complexity of your Web applications and not requiring your customers to install browser plug-ins that are constantly vulnerable to attack (i.e. most users forget to update those very same plug-ins), but you can also make the world a little greener.
There you go – increase security and be green at the same time. As if anyone would be so rational…