Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 8th Dec 2004 20:48 UTC, submitted by Nicholas
Editorial I just spent the last several days reading the lengthy essay "Ying and Yang of Security" which explores the origins of security on the personal computer and explains why the current models are outdated. It seems to argue that security systems designed to keep the system safe are relics of the days of mainframes when the system was more important than the user, but for a personal computer the user is more important than the system.
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by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2004 22:57 UTC

Read the whole thing without stopping, and I must say that I'm very much impressed. This massive article didn't really teach me new facts, but it did bring all those facts I knew together, with security at its center.

Great job, and a must read for everyone. Chop it into pieces for later, print it out as reading material in the bathroom, whatever.

Now, for now I think I have to agree with the general points the author brought up. It's difficult to take out individual parts and lines, since you then completely destroy the context in which they were said (destoyong the overall purpose of this article).