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of Security" which explores the origins of security on the personal computer and explains why the current models are outdated.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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False Pretense
by japp on Wed 8th Dec 2004 23:23 UTC

>>*Sigh* Every 6 months or so comes a post that says, "We need >>to start from the ground up on technology issue X"

>>we need to focus on improving what has come before, instead >>of reflexively thinking that we can code up a 'radical new >>approach' everytime we face hardship.

You are right. That is a good approach. But what happens when the base is flawed. Do you keep going? or you restructure from the ground base?