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Vista -- The Most Secure Enterprise OS?

Jun 03, 2009, 22:31 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)

"That's what he said at the MidMarket CIO Summit held in Redmond in early April. Really, he did. I'm not kidding. What a load of utter, utter, nonsense: If Vista is the most secure OS on the planet then I am a banana.

"But before any Linux, or OS X, or UNIX users get too smug, don't forget that those OSes aren't all that secure either. The reason is that they haven't been designed in such a way as to be secure or reliable.

"The biggest problem with these common OSes is the size of the kernel. Not only are they too large to be easily manageable, but they also fail to obey the principal of least authority (POLA): A system should be componentized so a bug in one component cannot do damage in another, and each component should have the authority it needs and no more."

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