Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 1st May 2007 00:35 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Dino Dai Zovi, the New York-based security researcher who took home USD b10000 in a highly-publicized MacBook Pro hijack on April 20, has been at the center of a week's worth of controversy about the security of Apple's operating system. In an e-mail interview with Computerworld, Dai Zovi talked about how finding vulnerabilities is like fishing, the chances that someone else will stumble on the still-unpatched bug, and what operating system - Windows Vista or Mac OS X - is the sturdiest when it comes to security.
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Bugs vs. Misconceptions
by markus on Tue 1st May 2007 09:11 UTC
markus
Member since:
2006-01-14

Bugs vs. Misconceptions

When it comes to bugs I believe that there is no big difference between Vista and Mac OS X.

A Bug is found and hopefully fixed soon.

When it comes to misconceptions I really think that Windows (no matter which version) has big problems.

These misconceptions seem to be hacks to support some ill implemented ‘features’ that cannot be fixed without breaking compatibility.

(Process can send keystrokes to processes with higher rights etc.)

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PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

OK: How do I, as a disabled person, use my computer if the screenreader can't get text from and send keystrokes to the processes I need to interact with?

I guess disabled people are rare, so we can ignore them (Microsoft can't).

What if I'm East Asian and want to use an IME to enter text into a privileged application?? We can ignore blind people, but not 1/3 of the world population.

Maybe the architecture could be a little different to support this. Perhaps that's something they'll fix in the next version of Windows.

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