Remove getUserMedia() from Insecure Contexts (removed)

Per https://w3c.github.io/webappsec-secure-contexts/, we are deprecating and then removing getUserMedia() from insecure contexts. getUserMedia() is a powerful feature that allows access to the microphone and camera of the user agent's machine, which is a powerful privilege escalation for HTTP content injection. This will remove that attack vector by only allowing it over HTTPS.

Documentation

Specification

Editor's draft

Status in Chromium

Removed (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 47

Consensus & Standardization

  • Public support
  • No public signals
  • No public signals
  • Mixed signals

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Last updated on 2016-03-04