Linkmania!

Luke Gorrie <>
Sun Nov 24 21:47:41 CET 2002


"Lon Willett" <> writes:

> I can't let that rest!  My nominee isn't quite so colorful, but is truly
> beautiful: Ken Thompson's login hack
> <http://cm.bell-labs.com/who/ken/trust.html>.

Yeah that's super cool :-)

Thmopson cited an "unknown air force document" as the source of the
idea, and that document (updated) actually turned up on slashdot
recently:

  Thirty Years Later: Lessons from the Multics Security Evaluation
  http://domino.watson.ibm.com/library/cyberdig.nsf/1e4115aea78b6e7c85256b360066f0d4/fdefbebc9dd3e35485256c2c004b0f0d?OpenDocument&Highlight=0,multics

Very nice story of choosing some major approaches to breaching
security (hardware bugs, ...) and then setting out to break it in each
way (with success.)

Cheers,
Luke




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