Thursday, July 26, 2012

Removal of JavaScript

Hi folks. Chess here.

I just wanted to let you know that embedded JavaScript had to be removed.

We initially left it open as users were creating some really cool things -- themes, custom icons, the whole lot, but it was brought to our attention today that people have been using it to steal passwords, and do other malicious things.

Obviously this cannot be tolerated, so this "feature" had to go.

On a sidenote, as many of you already realized, active feature development of synchtube has been halted due to resource and time constraints, and we currently have no plans to re-implement a safe way to allow advanced customizations.

I'm sorry it had to come down to this. I love synchtube, I love all of our users, I love what the scripts were doing to the community, but all it takes is a few bad apples to ruin the batch and user security always comes first.