Reply to post: Re: How much does it cost an attacker these days to launch a large-scale attack?

Linode: Back at last after ten days of hell

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Re: How much does it cost an attacker these days to launch a large-scale attack?

"The real question here is how do we produce an OS that completely denies all admin level privilege to the end-user, also lets them do what they want, where installation / upgrade / additional software is all controlled by professionals and its health is continually monitored by same?"

Errr, maybe Z/OS ?

Truth is, it'll never happen for consumer-level equipment because consumers need to "consume" to keep the money flowing to the producers, and anything that seriously impedes the consuming is a Bad Thing and must be stopped. Security can go straight to hell and hang when there's money to be made.

maybe I'm a bit cynical...

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