[E-Lang] Java 2 "Security" (was: Re: Welcome Chris
Skalkaand ScottSmith of Johns Hopkins)
Mark S. Miller
Fri, 19 Jan 2001 16:37:59 -0800
At 04:13 PM Friday 1/19/01, Marc Stiegler wrote:
>Students of human neurology will note that
>there is a big chunk of the human brain custom-hardwired for the sole
>purpose of doing facial and gesture recognition.
This sounds like ACLs, not capabilities, as your own real world analogies
face recognition == ID Badges == ACLs.
keys == capabilities.
In any case, security that works is vastly better than security that
doesn't, like credit cards. I certainly agree that it's hard to learn
anything about the difference between secure systems by studying something
as hopelessly insecure as credit cards.