[Dshield] He thinks he is bulletproof, is he?
capegeo at opengroup.org
Thu Dec 4 15:30:03 GMT 2003
On Thursday 04 December 2003 09:32 am, Stephane Grobety wrote:
> It's really all about trade-offs:
But that's what security is all about. It's risk management. There are
*always* tradeoffs . . .
If he's willing to loose a lot of
> time working around problems he created for himself and loosing
> access to resources because of his choices in security, good for him.
> However, the large majority of computer users don't have that luxury
> and moreover his behavior is like proposing we stop using cars
> because there are too many accidents.
I didn't read it that way. It more reminds me of the tag line of the
old Xterra ads: "Everything you need, nothing you don't." Sounds like
good security practice to me . . . ;-)
It sure would solve a problem,
> but it's not what you can call progress or even improvement.
And Windows is an improvement over . . . ummmmm . . . what?
capegeo at opengroup dot org
PGP Key ID: 0x63F0F642 available on most public key servers
"It is always possible to agglutenate multiple separate problems into a
single complex interdependent solution. In most cases this is a bad
idea." -- RFC 1925
More information about the list