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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by looncraz on Sat 6th Jan 2007 01:34 UTC in reply to "mailing list comment"
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It is not taken seriously because the home directory will likely become 'roaming' or otherwise protected with the inclusion of multiple user support. At that time ( Hailu R2, maybe ) some greater concern for 'malicious attack prevention' will surface. And then, it will mostly be handled through the code that provides the means to switch users, or in the kernel.

Currently, the only guarantee you have on BeOS is that there WILL be a /home directory. It doesn't mean the contents are safe ( in fact you can delete /home and watch it magically re-appear so fast it'll make your head-spin).

Fun, huh?

--The loon

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