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Security in the 20-teens

Security in the 20-teens

Posted Feb 8, 2010 22:55 UTC (Mon) by mrdoghead (guest, #61360)
In reply to: Security in the 20-teens by tialaramex
Parent article: Security in the 20-teens

So what if I can't change the machine code indeed. With a mere browser-level deception and injection you can have the user change the system for you at the next restart, alerting you by whatever protocol you prefer silently at the next time thereafter that the machine comes in range of a radio connection or wire that your new machine awaits. And while developers and their tools are a prime target of people who want access to our machines and every system I know of has purposely commited "flaws", as they're described when exposed, the machine code is and has been where the real action is. Hardware is a cesspool of backdoors and security defeaters, some legally imposed and others not. There's much money and interest riding on machines being indefensible. Do people have the stomach to advocate against governments, corporations, and criminals too? When law enforcement is on the other side requiring indefensibility? And remember, a piece of working, innocuous code is just a context shift and reparsing away from being quite malicious, no recompiling required.

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