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  •  Mmm. I think we have two different... (2+ / 0-)
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    Cedwyn, Indiana Bob

    ...ideas on what isolation is.  Or at least what it can be today, given advances in software/hardware technology.

    QubesOS creates an isolated environment, while still having full access to the network/internet.

    I think you're talking about...

    ...that a really secure computing system could not be connected to the network.
    ...the isolation of the sneaker-net.

    Although there is certainly no denying that PEBKAC issues are endemic.

    It ain't called paranoia - when they're really out to get you. 6 points.

    by Jaime Frontero on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 10:46:13 PM PDT

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    •  you must always allow for the I-D-ten-T error (3+ / 0-)
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      CwV, jabney, Cedwyn

      potential too.

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      by BlackSheep1 on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 11:33:40 PM PDT

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    •  contradiction in terms there dude (0+ / 0-)

      "isolated environment, while still having full access to the network/internet."

      in what way is that isolated? a virtual OS is not even close to isolated unless

      a) it's on a physically isolated host (_not__ networked)
      b) the only virtual host present

      And even then it's not isolated from the underlying hardware - which is shared by the host OS.

      More enthusiasm than fact, I'm afraid

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