March 20,2001

iRights – March 20,2001. Some interesting commentary on “Hailstorm”

The article discusses the possibility that somebody will hack this datastore because it's a tempting target. Do the basic analysis: “How hard is it to get into?” and “How tempting is the target?” Remember, security is never perfect, so this analysis is based on the idea that you need enough to make what's being protected not worth breaking the protection.

The answers aren't encouraging.

“How hard is it to get into?” Not to bash Microsoft, but security has never been on their priority list. …

[Privacy Digest]

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