[plug] Canberra Report
jim44 at iinet.net.au
Mon May 27 05:58:58 UTC 2013
Given that of all the committee members, none that I can observe from
their biographies, have technical qualifications, be prudent in the
consumption of content.
Have a look at the abbreviations, recognising that apart from those that
are focussed on IT (and the report mistakenly calls this "Internet
Technology" not Information Technology, and some are sadly, missing.
OS - it is both Operating System (Windows, iOS (Apple), Linux, Android,
etc), and Open Source,
RAM - Random Access Memory,
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium for standards,
DAFS - Direct Access File System,
Ethernet - is the most widely-installed local area network (LAN)
Zbot - a malware toolkit that allows a cybercriminal to build his own
Trojan Horse - is a program in which malicious or harmful code is
contained inside apparently harmless programming or data in such a way
that it can get control and do its chosen form of damage. And on they
go... Report here:
The report has some useful recommendations, but ones IT environment
(façade or OS) is not amongst them.
I note that the report, in its fullness, does not talk about the
inherent weaknesses of particular OS, but its "security" proliferation
implies that mostly this aspect appears focussed on users of Windows(c)
with its inherent problems. This is noteworthy given that Linux is
quite popular across the world. 50 Places Linux is Running That You
Might Not Expect
is a worthwhile browse. This given that President Putin has directed
that Russia will be a Linux nation by 2015, and it seen in use by NASA
as clear illustrations of its security and graphics capabilities.
All in all, a little disappointed for a report targeted at IT security
for this old man and ex community teacher of IT.
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