> For example, a proposal I saw recently which
> would have the OS decorate the borders of "trusted" windows with facts or
> images that an attacker wouldn't be able to predict: the name of your
> dog, or whatever.

But if the system is rooted, then the attacker merely has to find the
"today's secret word" entry in the registry and do the same thing.
Unless Windows is planning on getting real kernel-level kinds of protection.

> It was none other than Microsoft's NGSCB, nee Palladium.  See
> http://news.com.com/2100-1012_3-1000584.html?tag=fd_top:

See previous sentence. :)

Rich Salz                  Chief Security Architect
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