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Thu Jan 26 22:29:26 CST 2006
In article <20060127014854.GC17256 at widomaker.com>,
Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com> writes:
> What I'm talking about is a driver interface in Windows that does this
> as part of its basic design. In other words, driver level insecurity on
> purpose and billed as a feature.
Security and utility are often competing goals. In the PC space,
historically the majority of the people have demanded utility at the
expense of security. If you come from the other end of the market
(mainframes, minicomputers, workstations), the historical demand was
the other way around.
The systems and designs reflect the historical demographics of their
user base. Amiga, Atari, Commodore, Apple. All of them had operating
environments that are blatantly unsecured. Fortunately for PCs, the
user base is demanding more security as they have their machines
connected to the internet 24/7 through broadband connections.
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