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The End Of A Security Decade -- And The Beginning Of A New One
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macker490
macker490,
User Rank: Ninja
6/11/2016 | 9:05:41 AM
two things
1. transactions need to be authenticated

2. operating software nneds to be secure

 

just "proper formatting" of a transaction -- does not pass as authetication.    nor does the use of a symetric key such as a credit card number.    the authentication has be be good 1 time only for the instant transaction --- and has to be such that only the proper user can produce it.     this is the story behind Public Key Encryption.    we need to integrate it into what we do -- think 'packaged technology':   for example: think Forms 1040 and tax prep. software.

 

a secure operating system is one which will not allow itself to be compromised by un-authorized programming, nor will it allow un-authorized access of data from one application to another.   we need to insust on this.   we may not achieve perfection overnight but we cannot go on with business the way it has been thus far.


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