Monday, January 02, 2006

Towards a secure OS

Thanks to Doc for the link, this post by Mike Warrot has some interesting points.

How do you know you've got a secure OS?


When you can run ANYTHING on it, at ANY time, with NO FEAR.

Ifyou've got a secure OS, you'd be willing to take a CD from any randomperson on the street, stick it in, and run the damned thing because youknow your OS will only allow it to do exactly what you've specified,and nothing else.

If you've got a secure OS, you know that NOapplication can ever take over the OS, unless you explicitly given itthe capability to do so, and haven't revoked it.

If you've got a secure OS, you never have to run a virus scan again, EVER.

If you've got a secure OS, you can just get your work done, and get on with life.

Wishing Mike success.