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    Default Pipelight - is it safe?

    One of banks needs Silverlight in its web app. Is it safe to use pipeligght for this purpose?

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    Default Re: Pipelight - is it safe?

    I'd say so if it works with the site.

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    On Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:36:01 +0000, Wurger wrote:

    > One of banks needs Silverlight in its web app. Is it safe to use
    > pipeligght for this purpose?


    Well, pipelight is Silverlight run through WINE, so it's going to be as
    safe as it would be on Windows. "Safe" is a relative term, though, so
    really, it depends on whether or not your bank has implemented
    appropriate security measures and controls on their end, and if you
    practice safe browsing practices on your end. WINE is generally harder
    to compromise than native Windows, because not all malware/viruses that
    are spread by Windows systems will run properly on WINE, so in some
    instances, pipelight/WINE might be considered a little safer than running
    natively on Windows (that's not necessarily a proven fact, but rather a
    well-educated guess based on knowledge of how WINE works).

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    If you are concerned about how safe pipelight is, I think you should ask in the #pipelight IRC channel (freenode server), they had an interesting discussion just yesterday about it while I was lurking in there. The real question to ask though, is why does the bank make use of silverlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wurger View Post
    One of banks needs Silverlight in its web app. . . .
    wow!!! seriously?
    I can't believe any bank would be that stupid.
    Any bank that did this kind of thing is a bank I'd steer clear of.

    Didn't Microsoft stop development of silverlight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post

    Didn't Microsoft stop development of silverlight?
    Pretty sure they have
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    On Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:36:01 +0000, caf4926 wrote:

    > farcusnz;2638570 Wrote:
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    >> Didn't Microsoft stop development of silverlight?

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    > Pretty sure they have


    Yep, I recall that they pretty much are discontinuing the majority
    of .NET development technologies - I remember thinking it odd, with the
    suggestion made a month or so ago (as I recall) that they might be
    interested in acquiring Xamarin.

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    Thank you for all the answers.

    I didn't want to post the bank name not to do any advertisement for it. If I log into a demo account there are various windows for trading, and one of them to show data needs silverlight. After installing it the graph started to show data and not just the picture to install Silverlight.

    Are there any logs for this pipelight channel on irc?

    By the way - I'm using pipelight from Richard Bos (rbos). I wonder why there are 3 versions for Tumbleweed?

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    On Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:16:01 +0000, Wurger wrote:

    > Thank you for all the answers.
    >
    > I didn't want to post the bank name not to do any advertisement for it.
    > If I log into a demo account there are various windows for trading, and
    > one of them to show data needs silverlight. After installing it the
    > graph started to show data and not just the picture to install
    > Silverlight.
    >
    > Are there any logs for this pipelight channel on irc?
    >
    > By the way - I'm using pipelight from Richard Bos (rbos). I wonder why
    > there are 3 versions for Tumbleweed?


    In different repos? Different people build them, and if you look at the
    full list of repos, you'll see people's home repos.

    I use the one built by knurpht - since he's a member of staff here, I
    trust him.

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    On 04/23/2014 07:16 AM, Wurger wrote:
    >
    > Thank you for all the answers.
    >
    > I didn't want to post the bank name not to do any advertisement for it.
    > If I log into a demo account there are various windows for trading, and
    > one of them to show data needs silverlight. After installing it the
    > graph started to show data and not just the picture to install
    > Silverlight.
    >
    > Are there any logs for this pipelight channel on irc?
    >
    > By the way - I'm using pipelight from Richard Bos (rbos). I wonder why
    > there are 3 versions for Tumbleweed?
    >
    >


    rbos is the one the pipelight guide suggests to use
    (http://fds-team.de/cms/pipelight-ins...ml#section_1_4) but you
    can use any one of them, just make sure you trust whichever repo you use.

    As for logs I have asked and there are no public ones available.

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