Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Jan 2007 20:11 UTC, submitted by sogabe
Zeta MauriceK writes about security in the ZETA operating system. Apparently magnussoft, sole distributor of ZETA, makes security claims [on the German version] that with ZETA "it is not possible to examine a system from the outside without notifying the user due to the architecture of this software." MauriceK seems to think differently, and even gives examples on how code can be executed without the user's knowledge in ZETA. In related news, BeUnited is no more. Instant update: the discussion concerning security just made its appearance on the Haiku m-l.
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RE: Not secure
by Valhalla on Fri 5th Jan 2007 23:16 UTC in reply to "Not secure"
Valhalla
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2006-01-24

Eugenia wrote:
-"Zeta and BeOS were never that secure. It was not developed as a secure OS and the engineers never paid any attention to security in any major way."

of course not, security was not exactly a major focus in desktop os'es back then. nor was the internet as hostile.

Zeta builds on the Dano code iirc, so unless they've made alot of security oriented changes it is likely just as (un)safe as Beos was.

that said, the statement was -"it is not possible to examine a system from the outside without notifying the user due to the architecture of this software." all the examples from MauriceK where of abuses from the inside, in other words, it requires user action, like executing a malicious program. if he had shown examples that remotely connected and executed code on a zeta machine then it would have made some sense in this context.

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