Category Archives: Security

OS Security

In terms of theoretical security, Windows NT = Mac OS X = Linux = Unix, but in terms of practical security, it is a different matter. Advertisements

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More on the “the admin is an idiot”

Finally I figured out that the average user don’t care about computers just because they own or use one. When they use or buy a computer, they buying or using it because are trying to do a task, and once … Continue reading

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How an illusion leads to a myth about UAC

From http://www.useit.com/alertbox/dialog-box.html:"One of the modern GUI’s greatest advances is the user illusion that the mouse pointer is an extension of your hand: you own the pointer, which has a certain physicality to it as you use it to manipulate objects … Continue reading

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Separating pro admins from people with admin accounts (Update)

Anyway, my point was that a solution to the "The admin is an idiot" problem was to separate pro admins from people with admin accounts. I don’t think that can be really done, however. From "Is there a difference between … Continue reading

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Separating pro admins from people with admin accounts

Remember the "The admin is an idiot" entry from Raymond’s blog?Maybe there is the need to separate real admins (those who actually have an admin job) from people with admin accounts. The latter is not an idiot, the former often … Continue reading

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