Interview with Alan Cox
Alan is interesting and intelligent and the interviewer did a good job. This interview focuses on computer and Internet security.
"It is beginning to improve, but at the moment computer security is rather basic and mostly reactive. Systems fail absolutely rather than degrade. We are still in a world where an attack like the slammer worm combined with a PC BIOS eraser or disk locking tool could wipe out half the PCs exposed to the internet in a few hours. In a sense we are fortunate that most attackers want to control and use systems they attack rather than destroy them." The Next 50 Years of Computer Security: An Interview with Alan Cox
(Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 13, 2005 )
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