said by OZO:
Well, good luck to them. I guess they will call it "Passports OS", because each application will need to carry an Internet passport in order to run and Task Manager will ask them time-to-time - show your papers... The old vision of Kaspersky's kind of world...
The absolute worst thing they could do would be to make an OS functionally dependent on the Internet, especially for ICS applications. Those kinds of apps should not
be on systems connected to the Internet... that's how so many infrastructure systems have become vulnerable in the first place. Infrastructure and critical manufacturing control systems should be operated over private, encrypted networks - not the Internet. Until that lesson is learned, Internet-related vulnerabilities, phone-home exploits, and cyber-attacks can only worsen in magnitude and rate of occurrance, whatever the OS.
Of course, what (if anything) emerges from their OS development efforts or whether it would have any Internet involvement remain to be seen.--
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