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POLA Today Keeps the Virus at Bay
Karp, Alan H.
Keyword(s): security; access control; computer virus
Abstract: The software industry is making a major effort to eliminate the flaws exploited by writers of malware. It is the premise of this essay that this strategy cannot succeed. Something else is needed, and that something is enforcing the Principle of Least Authority (POLA) at a finer granularity than we do today.
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