[ros-dev] Security Suite
davidjohnson.johnson at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 22:02:18 CET 2005
I think that is great.
I too have an idea.
How about a spell checker that intagrates into all running apps.
i.e. If I install a database I would like to spell check the data even if
the app does not have this feiture. The OS should have it. SkyOS has this
On 11/15/05, David Hinz <post.center at gmail.com> wrote:
> As recently the discussion about a firewall and a virus-scanner came up
> again, I thought of a new thing, that is a bit different than the
> already known things.
> My idea is not to use a firewall and a virus-scanner, I want to create a
> new service, that may be configured by a gui, a console app or by other
> apps, that might use some of its features.
> This service should do the following things:
> - Having a look at the network traffic, which includes the following:
> - Controlling, which application may use the network connections
> - Controlling, how many traffic they cause, which could warn the
> user about suspicious actions
> - Watching the running processes for unusual events
> - Checking every file that is read or written for viruses
> - Scanning the http-traffic for ads and viruses
> But the most important thing for me is that if this service is shutdown
> without the user agreeing to that, which may be checked by ntoskrnl, the
> user should be informed about it and nearly all network traffic should
> be blocked.
> Then the network-card should be deactivated, all userprocesses should be
> paused and all drives should be checked for viruses.
> I think this is hard, but it will make it much harder for worms to
> spread, as they don't have the chance to deactivate our securitysuite
> and so they will be detected within two days and if they try to shutdown
> the securitysuite they have no chance to spread.
> That would be more secure than any other existing OS.
> This are just a few thoughts, feel free to change it the way you like it.
> David Hinz
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