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Inherent insecurity

Now that desktop PCs have put a veritable petri dish for viruses on every desk, the only sure-fire answer is to remove the nutrients. But where should we start? Some experts say the roots of our current security plague lie in the fact that are we living in a Microsoft monoculture. Yet there is a more fundamental problem: There is simply too much to attack. The desktop computing model is just asking for infection, and trying to inoculate each PC with patches is like trying to cure a flu outbreak by offering individual doses of medicine after it’s too late. Computer viruses, like organic viruses, come in too many shapes and sizes and mutate into new forms so quickly that we have little hope of systemically recognizing and stopping them. But perhaps we can redefine the rules of the game. Full Story

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