[rescue] FrameMaker FYI

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Fri Mar 26 14:25:55 CST 2004

On Fri, Mar 26, 2004 at 03:37:43PM +0000, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> > From: Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>
> > Date: 2004/03/26 Fri AM 04:04:01 GMT
> > To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> > Subject: Re: [rescue] FrameMaker FYI
> >    Yes and no.  The basic *design* of Windows is fraught
> > with flaws and security issues.  Is it even possible to
> > write a secure piece of software for that platform?
> I'll let you know Dave, I'm busy porting IEFBR14 [0] from MVS to WinXP - my goal is tu use all my programming-fu to make it 100% secure. ;^)
> My Code will be secure, but I'm not sure I can certify it's security in a particular environment...

In this context, I've always found this an amusing note:
One of the things Microsoft used as a selling point to tout NT was how
secure it was.  "The only operating system in its class to achieve the
coveted US Government C2 security rating," blah, blah, blah.

Turns out if you read the fine print of NT's C2 certification, there's a
mandatory condition: NT is certified C2 secure so long as the machine is
not connected in any way to any form of network. The instant you plug in
that network cable, kiss your C2 certification goodbye.

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