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   RE: [xml-dev] Managing Innovation

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe English [mailto:jenglish@flightlab.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 7:39 PM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Managing Innovation
> I thought the proposition that Unix is "the simplest thing 
> that will possibly work" was the funny part.  Let's face it, 
> any OS that ships with sendmail(8) as the default MTA cannot 
> by any stretch of the imagination be considered the "simplest 
> thing possible".  Or a "secure system", for that matter.
> True, Unix has had a fairly good track record of security -- 
> there have only been a handful of Code 
> Red/NIMDA/Blaster/Sobig/SWEN/ etc., etc., etc., 
> bring-down-the-entire-internet scale security breaches that I 
> can think of -- the Morris Worm in 1988, that Apache exploit 
> in 2002 --

True, most people who exploit Unix machines prefer to use them as zombie
machines for DDos attacks instead of the network abusing type of
exploits that tend to show up on the Windows platform. Like I said, this
reflects more on the level of sophistication of its users and market
share than about the quality of its security model. 

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