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The problem is that the original concept of websecurity doesn't apply to the current time anymore, but it's very hard to change anything because you have to be backwards compatible to literally the whole internet.

It's amazing if you look at it from that point. You can't have security by default because the old standard is insecure by default (by todays means) and that's what legacy applications depend on, yet there has been a lot of progress that you can opt into.

My favorite example are cookies. While everything else is origin based, those are still based on a model that is very close to dns (everything psl+1 is the same thing). This opens you up to a large number of attacks, especially in a man in the middle situation (even with https). You can secure your own application by using secure cookie prefixes, but everything else is doomed.




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