OK, OK - I am blogging about the The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security too...
by Anton Chuvakin
OK, looks like everybody has already blogged about this and the smoke from the mailing list fights has cleared a bit. Its a very fun piece, everybody involved with security in some shape or form must read it. However, do not treat the document as the "Revelations of St Marcus" :-) For example, his stance on hacking (combined with apparent lack of clarity in how he defines it...) will certainly raise same major league heckles. And, while being a visionary like Marcus Ranum does require you to step back from reality a bit, the step IMHO should not be too big...
The Basic code from #3 was entertaining.
10 GOSUB LOOK_FOR_HOLES
20 IF HOLE_FOUND = FALSE THEN GOTO 50
30 GOSUB FIX_HOLE
40 GOTO 10
50 GOSUB CONGRATULATE_SELF
60 GOSUB GET_HACKED_EVENTUALLY_ANYWAY
70 GOTO 10