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Re: routing around the Katrina Network Damage Report

  • From: Suresh Ramasubramanian
  • Date: Sun Sep 11 21:50:25 2005
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On 12/09/05, bmanning@vacation.karoshi.com
<bmanning@vacation.karoshi.com> wrote:
> > Security is something that really must be taken into account now,
> > before it starts to become a problem
> 
>         er,, not to be a naif, but what do you mean by "security"
>         in this context?

Well, something like coding the firmware for whatever apps get
networked so that there is at least some amount of defense against
crackers breaking into them?   A lot of stuff out there with
significant computing power concentrates on providing cool new
features, basically on the assumption that nobody  is going to be dumb
enough to plug the thing into a network.

OK so forget toasters - look at stuff like printers, HVAC gear, phones
etc that are / will soon be networked.

--srs
-- 
Suresh Ramasubramanian (ops.lists@gmail.com)




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