__/ [AZ Nomad] on Saturday 17 September 2005 18:51 \__
> On Sat, 17 Sep 2005 18:00:22 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>Smile. It's our turn to have that evil grin, having noticed that an entire
>>operating system is in jeopardy. To all the recent IEtrolls, here is the
>> "The flaw is not wormable but allows for the remote execution (of
>> code) with some level of end-user intervention," said Mike
>> Puterbaugh, eEye's senior director of product marketing.
>>Time to revise that user privileges machanism, don't you think? There was
>>an announcement some months ago about a *nix-like access control. Maybe
>>Microsoft should worry about SHA1 once they have managed to keep away
>>scripting that penetrates underneath an authentication step.
> The concept of having a system protected from it's users is nearing it's
> birthday. Someday windows users will experience some of that "new
50th birthday? I think not. the early computers < computer50.org > were too
simple to mind security.
> In the meantime, we can only laugh at them. Microsoft is locked into a
> style of computing that is only suitable for something as complex as a
> commadore 64.
It refuses the evolve. That's where the issue lies.
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