PaulNM on 20 Sep 2017 19:47:36 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] OT: iTerm2 Leaks Everything You Hover in Your Terminal via DNS Requests

On 09/20/2017 02:22 PM, Thomas Delrue wrote:
On Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:16:31 AM EDT JP Vossen wrote:

To avoid creating dead links by using inaccurate string pattern matching
algorithms, the feature would make a DNS request instead, and determine
if that domain actually existed.

WHY, why would you farm this out to the cloud (i.e. "someone else's
computer")? We have more processing power in our pocket than the entire world
had available in the 70's and URL parsing is farmed out to the cloud? :|

To be fair it wasn't about determining valid urls, but whether or not there was a responding site at said url.

That said, I agree the whole concept was idiotic. Requiring an internet connection to highlight urls is silly. Doing parsing in real time instead of once while the file/text/whatever is loaded/typed is even dumber. You don't want to waste the user's time by making it look like the link may be working, so instead you make them have to move the mouse all over the place before you check things?

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