Kernel.org's road to recovery
Posted Oct 14, 2011 7:14 UTC (Fri) by anselm
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Security is probably the hardest problem in computing, and if they are indeed saying "there will always be root exploits", it sounds like they're giving up on the idea entirely.
Not necessarily. Maybe they're just being realistic while they're trying to fix problems as they are discovered (and prevent them where they can).
With a program of the size and complexity of the Linux kernel, I would be very sceptical of anybody claiming the logical opposite, namely that »there will never be even a single root exploit«. Not even the OpenBSD folks subscribe to that kind of hubris ;^)
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