I think there's validity to that
However, if you are programming with security exceptions, you are likely to develop things that have/require more security exceptions (e.g. you must be admin/dbo/superuser/root to run it). It's not going to happen just because you're running as admin
Why propagate the Microsoft development model of must-be-admin-to-run-the-software?>
One way is to buy-and-shelf. There's also flooding the market with a free-but-inferior product
and made contractual obligations with their resellers. *gasp*
Some would say that's where they used thugs and tommy guns
Granted, some of you are concerned about people finding out the sites you visit, but what about a real world problem (or two)?
Some time back, there was an attack that threw a phony dialog pop-up saying that your timeout had been expired at your bank site. Combine that with being able to see *what* bank's site (and whether or not you have been at it recently). This could even be injected through a compromised ad-server system or the like. Maybe you don't even have to visit my site. There's some moving parts in there, but things like this, combined with click-happy-and-fill-in-personal-data user syndrome could make for some pretty sophisticated attacks.
From a private organization's perspective (many of whom have private systems, blocked off from the outer world)
I am particular about who I allow to set cookies, but not so much about my history (except that I do wipe it
their new hobbit overlord.
Oh wait! That's North Korea
>>"effort and awareness"
And next, you're going to expect "reason and logic" to prevail too, right!?!?!
And you need an ISSO or some other security expert/chief/scary person to strike fear into them and into having that mindset. I think a Czar sounds scary, don't you?
>>The Democrats aren't much better, but at least they're trying to spend money on people in THIS HEMISPHERE, let alone in this country.
Well, then independent of who let this through (below), Bush's Admin. or the Democratic Congress
>>It's at least as secure as your wired ethernet connections to your Windows desktop workstations.
You had me feeling good until you qualified it with the "Windows desktop workstations" part.
Come on! somebody had to say it!
I would say "Wireless=More Attack Surface"
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