Quote of the week: Ross Judson
September 12, 2003 | co.mments
Let's look at the simple equation:
C + Unrestricted Access + Buffer Overflow = You Will Never Be Secure.
Windows machines are fundamentally flawed, at the core. It can never be fixed. You either need a VM (which provides a relatively secure environment), or an operating system that uses a variety of techniques to prevent a process from doing anything it's not supposed to do.
I wonder this is will always be true. It's no secret that Microsoft are working like mad men to lock down Windows - though I'm not sure whether they're taking a stategic approach or simply firefighting at the moment. Of course though ripping out the heart of your OS is a great incentive to push for an upgrade, I wonder if Redmond have the stomach to start over. It'll be interesting to see how it plays out.
September 12, 2003 11:18 AM
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