[cap-talk] Polaris: Virus Safe Computing for Windows XP

Ben Laurie ben at algroup.co.uk
Tue Dec 7 18:11:23 EST 2004

Karp, Alan H wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: cap-talk-bounces at mail.eros-os.org 
>>[mailto:cap-talk-bounces at mail.eros-os.org] On Behalf Of Mark Miller
>>Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 4:50 PM
>>To: General discussions concerning capability systems.
>>Subject: Re: [cap-talk] Polaris: Virus Safe Computing for Windows XP
>>Karp, Alan H wrote:
>>>After all, firewalls don't make us perfectly safe, but
>>>no one advocates abandoning them.
>>Just for the record, I do.
> Be careful.  A fellow here hooked up a Windows machine directly to his
> DSL connection.  Withing 15 minutes it was hacked so badly he had to
> completely rebuild it.

That is the case for abandoning windows, not adopting firewalls.

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