Reasonably secure by default
Posted Sep 7, 2007 14:13 UTC (Fri) by Mog
Parent article: Software liability laws: a dangerous solution
What I'd like to see is for a normal person (knowing only the basics about using a computer) to be able to buy a normal computer (the HP/Apple/Dell/whatever seen in the ads), bring it back home, plug it in the power and phone sockets and start it without fear of being rooted in the first hour.
As the unoficial computer guru for friends and family I know this is not possible today. The standard Windows XP box will be owned in less than five minutes of being plugged on the Internet. I am so tired of cleaning up the mess.
I think Dell and HP and Microsoft and others should be held liable of this sorry state of things.
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