Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Mar 2010 22:20 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption It's that time of the year again; that time of the year where news outlets get to indulge in sensationalist headlines about how Mac OS X got hacked in twenty seconds. Yes, CanSecWest just held its Pwn2Own contest again, and they fell like drunk 16-year-olds this time (don't read too much into that one, please).
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RE[2]: Windows 7 secure? Ha!
by darknexus on Fri 26th Mar 2010 15:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Windows 7 secure? Ha!"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

DEP is 100% unbreakable if permissions are set correctly.


Nothing remains unbreakable forever. Ever. That's just the nature of computing. The harder security is implemented the more they will try, and succeed, to break it open. It's the same with any type of security, not just computing. It's startlingly close to the laws of the physical world, specifically that every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
There's only one way to keep yourself completely safe online, and that is to use your own common sense. Sadly, it seems as though many people lack such a useful attribute these days and want the computer to do the thinking for them.

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