Our best foot forward

Markus Hitter mah at jump-ing.de
Wed Nov 21 09:51:24 UTC 2007

Am 21.11.2007 um 02:52 schrieb Jan Claeys:

> but an easy-to-use GUI will often make it easier to have an  
> insecure system as
> a result. Preventing this from happening is maybe possible, but  
> certainly not easy!

I don't buy this argument. Well made GUI's contain a lot of  
knowledge, more than what you can expect even from an experienced  
user. Encouraging/enforcing a proper security policy isn't that hard  
in a GUI (e.g. make a "-maproot=root" option blinking red) and very  
likely enhances the average level of security. It's just a matter of  
being conservative enough.


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Dipl. Ing. Markus Hitter

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