daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Sun Apr 30 13:38:47 UTC 2006
Eric Dunbar wrote:
> I know this isn't going to be a popular statement but...
> In a few years malware/adware/spyware will be a historical footnote,
> only really affecting those who continue to run older Windows
> operating systems.
I disagree because propietary software vendors have all the wrong
motivations when it comes to security. Security costs time and money,
and they offer no warranty for their products. Over 90-95% of the flaws
in Windows don't get exploited (quote from Bruce Schneier) and you can't
tell ahead of time which 5-10% will. It makes finnancial sense to make a
crappy product and fix the broken 5% after the fact. Also, creating an
appearance of security is cheaper than creating actual security. All
these motivations mean that malware will be around for a long time.
/\/_/ ...and starting today, all passwords must
\/_/ contain letters, numbers, doodles, sign
/ language and squirrel noises.
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