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Computer security in the real world

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Most computers today are insecure because security is costly in terms of user inconvenience and foregone features, and people are unwilling to pay the price. Real-world security depends more on punishment than on locks, but it's hard to even find network attackers, much less punish them. The basic elements of security are authentication, authorization, and auditing: the gold standard. The idea of one principal speaking for another is the key to doing these uniformly across the Internet.

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Computer  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

June 2004

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