from the OpenBSD-for-president dept.
Two articles this week caught my attention in their mention of the OpenBSD project. The first appeared on the
Slate magazine site
The Fix Is In: Programmers can stop Internet worms. Will they?
talks about how recent, large scale security compromises on the Internet, such as the Sapphire worm, are best avoided by programming securely in the first place. The author notes that the OpenBSD project has given a great example in this approach, one that Microsoft may be learning from with their new initiatives to secure their systems from the ground up.
The second piece appeared in
Getting realistic in the war on hackers
, the author suggests that the approach of secure design and implementation, as found in OpenBSD, is a more sustainable defense against hackers, as opposed to jail time.
In both articles, the
seem to be catching on with a larger world. Ultimately, this is what the whole thing is about.