The sad state of computer security


I teach computer security for a living. Last week, a class of mine asked which vendor had the best security. I responded that they all are pretty bad. If you aren't using OpenBSD or software by D.J. Bernstein, then every other product in the world is pretty bad in comparison.

Most software contains numerous vulnerabilities, holes, and exploitable routines. Even our anti-malware software and devices, the things that are supposed to protect us, are full of buffer overflows and vulnerabilities. All Internet browsers are full of holes. PC World - Opinions - The sad state of computer security

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Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 7th October 2006 2:20AM