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Description: Positive security, in which it whitelists everything from entire applications down to specific functions before allowing access, sounds extreme. Unfortunately, the desktop environments we know and love prioritize ease of use over security, and we’re all feeling the pain: More than half of respondents to our 2008 InformationWeek Analytics Strategic Security poll have been hit by a virus this year, and nearly 30% have been attacked through OS vulnerabilities.

Source: Jordan Wienes, InfoWeek

Date: 9/20/2008

Link: http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/management/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=210602257

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