Keeping secrets with JavaScript - An Introduction to the WebCrypto API

added by JavaScript Kicks
10/29/2014 6:50:42 PM


With the web slowly maturing as a platform the demand for cryptography in the browser has risen, especially in a post-Snowden era. Many of us have heard about the upcoming Web Cryptography API but at the time of writing there seem to be no good introductions available. We will take a look at the proposed W3C spec and its current state of implementation.


Drew Peterson
10/30/2014 2:06:53 AM
I haven't dove into the specs enough, once complete will the proposed standard be implemented in such a way that websites could encrypt data in the browser before transmission over a secure channel so that the data is never in plain text after leaving the users browser? From the talk notes I saw that there was an AES implementation, will browsers decide which ciphers to implement or will there be a standard set defined by the specs?