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Re: WANTED: ISPs with DDoS defense solutions

  • From: Scott Francis
  • Date: Mon Aug 04 14:53:35 2003

On Thu, Jul 31, 2003 at 09:09:34PM +0300, pete@he.iki.fi said:
[snip]

> > 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
      illum oportet crescere me autem minui

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