Re: Drivers License required for surfing?

From: Fred_McGriff (fmcgriff_at_nospam.com)
Date: 09/16/03


Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 16:32:41 GMT


 Why not make it illegal to ship or offer for download an operating system
unless all inbound and outbound ports are closed by default? The OS needs to
be explicitly told which programs can access the internet. This could be
done during the system install for web browsers and email clients. But, all
other programs would need to be turned on after the install.

 The average use does not know as much about security as the average OS
vendor/packager. Responsibility for out the box security belongs to the OS
provider. They cannot be allowed to hide behind assertions of limited
liability -- especially when they ask for compensation.