Untrustworthy computing

Some rather unimpressed comments on Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing initative (via Bruce Schneier’s Crypto-Gram newsletter).
Schneier quotes from a Slashdot comment, saying: “Microsoft has therefore taken the position that their code is so bad that it must be kept secret to keep people from being killed by it. Windows — the Pinto of the 21st century.”
Is anyone ever going to wake up to this sort of thing?
In other news in there, he refers to a guy who’s fooled all the major fingerprint identification systems on the market by making gelatin fingers with fingerprints taken from a latent fingerprint (on a surface), not from a live finger. They did exactly this, exactly, in Charlie’s Angels, and I scoffed at the time. :-) ——-

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