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Re: Its not just Spam and DDOS anymore (was Re: OT: Re: User

  • From: Patrick
  • Date: Sun Jul 27 17:05:50 2003

On Sun, 27 Jul 2003, Paul Vixie wrote:

> I think I agree.  Hosts will be weak, especially when there's a dominant and
> homogeneous platform (so, vulnerabilities are more compatible/portable than
> they would be if we lived in a more heterogeneous world).  But people, ahhh,
> yes, people, will be even weaker.
> I've been trying hard to stay out of the privacy/authenticity field, because
> there's so much inertia to be overcome (patents, false starts, etc) but it
> seems to me that computers and networks, with all their cryptogoo and mega-
> computrons, should be able to make the average human's privacy better --
> but so far they've only succeeded in making it worse.

Computers are absolutely capable of this, but as with security in
general the problem lies with the people that are controlling what they

                               Patrick Greenwell
         Asking the wrong questions is the leading cause of wrong answers