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They are. They mean, easy to compromise. The
positions of those who say security problems
on the WWW reside with MS aggravate them because
they know several of these systems in detail
and consider claims like that political. Any
system can be hacked and security bugs show
up in all of them. The issue of the monoculture
is real enough, but not a catastrophe. One
could make the claim that securing one system
is all that is needed, but the facts say
otherwise. There is also something to the
'cowboy coding' mentality claims. There is a
distinct lack of maturity evident in many of
the companies producing Internet-aware code.
Smart professionals realize that the security
problems have to be solved by common effort
on every system. The more we can do to help
each other, the faster this will be solved.
The more time and bits we waste on the Ban
IE campaigns and other nonsense, the faster
only one of the affected systems will be
From: John Cowan [mailto:email@example.com]
Bullard, Claude L (Len) scripsit:
> Many Unix experts sitting here dispute that.
> They tell me Unix is the most easily hacked operating
> system they've ever worked with. Spy Vs Spy.
Are you sure they are using "hacked" in the same sense you are?
Unix folk tend to deprecate "hack" = "break in"; see