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Re: WANTED: ISPs with DDoS defense solutions
From: Scott Francis <darkuncle () darkuncle net>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 11:49:44 -0700
On Thu, Jul 31, 2003 at 09:09:34PM +0300, pete () he iki fi said:
What we need is a new programming paradigm, capable of actually producing
secure (and, yes, reliable) software. C and its progeny (and "program
now, test never" lifestyle) must go. I'm afraid it'll take laws which
would actually make software makers to pay for bugs and security
vulnerabilities in shipped code to make such paradigm shift a reality.
Blaming the tools for the mistakes programmers make is like saying "guns
kill people" when the truth is that people kill people with guns.
Pete is right. There is no tool sufficiently safe as to prevent abuse, and
yet still be useful. Or more succinctly, "Nothing is foolproof to a
sufficiently talented fool."
Scott Francis || darkuncle (at) darkuncle (dot) net
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