Linked by David Adams on Fri 10th Jun 2005 15:25 UTC, submitted by tm
Bugs & Viruses Many virus attacks aren't really exploiting weaknesses in your operating sytem: they're simply tricking you into telling the OS to do things that it shouldn't do. The OS is just doing its job, executing code when you say so. Researchers at HP Labs are working on a solution to this problem using the Principle of Least Authority, or POLA -- "limiting the rights of each program to only the ones needed for the job the user wants done"
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@Incredible
by jp on Sat 11th Jun 2005 06:54 UTC

>There is _no_ system that implements this at the desktop >level at the moment. selinux only cover administrative task, >and does not protect one program/file from another.

do you really understand selinux???? i doubt that.