Secure applications in a secure ecosystem: the next challenge
This is the fourth in a series of columns exploring the possibility of building a next-generation secure Internet.
Applications are hard to secure. Anyone can create one, anyone can download and install one, and unfortunately today, anyone can modify one. Viruses, worms, Trojans, and bots essentially get away with their maliciousness because they can alter computer software instructions at will, changing either OS instructions or application functionality.
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