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Commerce In A World Without Trust
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10/3/2013 | 1:09:04 PM
re: Commerce In A World Without Trust
there are a few thing you have to get straight before you can discuss the issue.
first off the majority of computer crime is accomplished using un-authorized programming. rats, trojans, sql injection, xss, and the like, 'computer virus' in common terms.

substitution of biometrics for passwords won't affect the business of computer virus: hackers use the victim's credentials to do their mischief -- after the victim has supplied their credentials and logged on . all that it will accomplish is to reduce anonyminty -- which is a separate issue. there's a time and a place for it just as there is a time and place for actual identifications ..

as a result it is necessary to get better control over computer updates -- and particularly -- the activities of programs that access the open internet. you might think this is only your browser, but think again. you download an e/mail and the attachment - e.g. and office document -- can contain an infection embedded in a flash object or as a script. music players often connect to the net to get art and lyrics

programs accessing the internet -- under the authority of your logon credentials -- generally -- have unrestricted access to all your documents, music, pictures, and videos, correspondence, and other libraries. unless you have applied a program such as apparmor onto the application against this hazzard.

computers generally have been developed using old manual paper and pen based processes as their model. this is not appropriate in the new network based environment -- where there are no homes, offices, or file cabinets which can be secured.

the computer industry has rushed us into this new network environment with little thought or concern for its many implications . only for how fast they can grab the almighty dollar .

now we have to fix it. and that starts with a clear picture of the actual situation.


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