Thursday, February 26, 2009

Google's Native Client Security Contest and Is this Google's verison of the Java browser plugin ?

So I was skimming thru my reading list today when I came across this blog post from the Google Code Update blog. It looks like Google is running a contest to find bugs, exploits and vulnerabilities on the Native Client.

The first thing I asked myself was, what's the Native Client ?

The google code page for the native client project looked straightforward but the possibilities of something like this is astounding.

Running Quake on your browser ? Are you kidding ? Get Outta here !!!

If you can run Quake on your browser, imagine being able to run other MMORPG's (World of Warcraft anyone ?) on the browser !