strangest systems I've sent email from
spc at conman.org
Wed Apr 27 15:24:58 CDT 2016
It was thus said that the Great Noel Chiappa once stated:
> > From: Liam Proven
> > There's the not-remotely-safe kinda-sorta C in a web browser,
> Love the rant, which I mostly agree with (_especially_ that one). A couple of
> > So they still have C like holes and there are frequent patches and
> > updates to try to make them able to retain some water for a short time,
> > while the "cyber criminals" make hundreds of millions.
> It's not clear to me that a 'better language' is going to get rid of that,
> because there will always be bugs (and the bigger the application, and the
> more it gets changed, the more there will be).
"Every program has at least one bug and can be shortened by at least
one instruction---from which, by induction, one can deduce that
every program can be reduced to one instruction which doesn't work."
> The vibe I get from my
> knowledge of security is that it takes a secure OS, running on hardware that
> enforces security, to really fix the problem. (Google "Roger Schell".)
We're getting there---on current Macs, not even root can delete all files
anymore. You can still run unsigned programs, but you have to change a
setting for that.
-spc (Be careful what you wish for)
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