RE: [fw-wiz] Worms, Air Gaps and Responsibility

From: Marcus J. Ranum (
Date: 05/07/04

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    To: "Melson, Paul" <>, "Thomas W Shinder" <>, <>
    Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 16:59:30 -0400

    Melson, Paul wrote:
    >So are you implying that Windows will get more secure as it loses market
    >share? :-)

    That's what the "monoculture" argument basically says, too. ;)
    I think if you go far enough down that train of thought, the problem
    is COTS - if every app and O/S was custom-written then security
    would be entirely a matter of multi-layered obscurity.


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