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Are System Monocultures More or Less Secure? Yes!

– About five years ago, in the fall of 2003, there appeared on-line a controversial report with the (what proved to be) incendiary title “CyberInsecurity: The Cost of Monopoly.” It is still available at http://www.ccianet.org/papers/cyberinsecurity.pdf The authors were, and still are,…

Passwords – Déjà Vu All Over Again

– With due credit to Yogi Berra, I found myself groaning “not again” when reading Randall Stross’s article “Goodbye, Passwords. You Aren’t a Good Defense, ” which appeared in the Week in Review section of the August 10, 2008 edition of the Sunday New York Times…

USA Today: Vista’s Security Authentication Checks Frowned Upon

– In yesterday’s USA Today, Edward C. Baig commented in his Personal Technology column regarding the Microsoft Vista SP1 release: “And the things that may drive you nuts about Vista – painfully slow boot times, overly intrusive security pop-ups – persist.” It’s…