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Re: "It's a Hardware Problem..."



On Tue, 13 Oct 1998, Robert Hettinga wrote:

> "Computer firewalls have always been dependent on software, which means
> they are 'soft' and subject to manipulations," says Larry Dalton, manager
> of Sandia's High Integrity Software Systems Engineering Department. "Our
> device is hardware and is extremely difficult to break into. You have one
> and only one chance in a million of picking exactly the right code compared
> to a one in 10,000 chance, with many additional chances, in most software
> firewalls. After one failed try, this new device mechanically shuts down
> and can't be reset and reopened except by the owner."

Sounds like a great denial of service attack.

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