Security: Measure what matters

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by newbino, Jun 4, 2009.

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  1. newbino

    newbino Registered Member

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  2. Rmus

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    To me, what matters most is how a product holds up under fire -- how it performs in the real world. If none of the attacks in the wild can compromise the browser I'm using, then I'll continue to use it until it proves not to be reliable under those conditions.

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    I agree with you, Rmus. Real world performance is where it matters most.
     
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    I have to disagree. If my setup can be compromised by even a theoretical PoC, that's enough to make me investigate the issue, re-evaluate my setup, and perhaps change things and/or take extra measures. Part of security is being able to recognize trends and think ahead, not scrambling to cover one's behind after one gets hit, but then again there's also a fine line between that and unwarranted paranoia.
     
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    That is certainly true.

    I would surmise that most people find their comfort level somewhere between those two poles.

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