Hi Richard...the man in the middle attack is exactly the thing I was thinking of.
On Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 1:09 AM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Tom Glod wrote: > > > Richard..... in the labs ...... I am testing the viability of using > > Livecode as ONLY a UI layer. So I have to find the fastest way of > > getting decrypted JSON data from Core process (Go binary) to the UI > > Layer that is a LC stack. > > SLL encryption/decryption adds overhead to that process. > > > > So when communicating data via the localhost or socket, I figured it > > should still be encrypted if possible when in transit between the 2 > > programs. It's an attack vector in this kind of a scenario, a local > > one, not remote as much. > > The main benefit of encrypted sockets is to mitigate man-in-the-middle > attacks. > > If you have a man in the middle of processes on a local computer that > isn't you, it would seem you have bigger concerns. ;) > > > > > It would have been nice to reply on the protocol for it. I can get > > around this particular problem of course by encrypting on one side > > and decrypting on the other, also. If I am really paranoid about > > my security. > > Paranoia can be healthy, when taken as directed. There may be a benefit > to encrypting localhost sockets that I'm unfamiliar with, and if someone > can point me to threat vector I'd be grateful to learn. > > But I can't recall seeing a system that uses encrypted comms on local > sockets. > > > > What do you think will be the fastest way? Socket? Open Process? > > Sockets and multiprocessing are such different things I'm pretty sure I > don't understand the usage scenario. But if you can describe we can > brainstorm to optimize, as many good threads here have done before. > > -- > Richard Gaskin > Fourth World Systems > Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web > ____________________________________________________________________ > ambassa...@fourthworld.com http://www.FourthWorld.com > > _______________________________________________ > use-livecode mailing list > email@example.com > Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your > subscription preferences: > http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode > -- Tom Glod Founder & Developer MakeShyft R.D.A (www.makeshyft.com) Mobile:647.562.9411 _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode