Friday, August 29, 2003

Ed Brill: London Times Online: Microsoft Two Years from Virus Cure

Ed Brill: London Times Online: Microsoft Two Years from Virus Cure
"From Times Online, via Matt:

Microsoft's plan is to introduce a special "safe" environment as part of a wider effort to develop what it calls "next generation secure computing base". Mr Eckert added: "We aim to create an environment in which you can run unknown code securely, and so preventing problems for users who, in a moment of weakness, have clicked on the wrong button."
Amazing! Why hasn't anyone thought of this before???"

Includes a link to an overview of Lotus Notes execution control lists, which IBM should be doing a lot more to broadly publicize these days.
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