Re: [SC-L] re: Why Software Will Continue to Be Vulnerable

2005-05-03 Thread Blue Boar
Bill Cheswick wrote: Probably like many of you, I'm the local friends-and-family computer fixit guy. My father has repeatedly asked why he should care that his computer is totally owned. I've told him that his CPU engine is blowing blue smoke all over the Internet, but that doesn't help.

[SC-L] re: Why Software Will Continue to Be Vulnerable

2005-05-02 Thread Bill Cheswick
Here's a depressing survey I found it utterly unsurprising. The bad guys almost never erase hard drives, or do other terribly inconvenient things to the machines they own. They simply run in the background, mostly, and the users don't understand the issues. My father has repeatedly asked why

Re: [SC-L] re: Why Software Will Continue to Be Vulnerable

2005-05-02 Thread Gunnar Peterson
It appears that the user-obvious malware would need to reach the anterior insula to make a difference in computer security. From Business Week -- Why Does logic often takes a backseat in making decisons?: The National Hockey League and its players wrangle over a salary cap. The impasse causes