Saturday, December 19, 2015

Security holes are everywhere even in secure virtualization systems, says Green Hills Software CEO

COMMENTARY - It all happened because, Dan O'Dowd, who never served in the military, wanted to be richer than Bill Gates.  Green Hills was funded by a successful graduate of CalTech, in fact a guy who had hired Dan.  In retrospect Glenn must realize this was a real mistake. 

Dan was obsessed over being richer than Gates - and to do that he had to shed his partners.  First, he bought out Carl.  Then the hard part, getting rid of Glenn Hightower.  

Dan cut a deal with Craig, who had been essential to his actually selling any software.  

Craig would persuade the critical personnel to refuse to work for Glenn after he, Dan, exercised their sudden death partnership agreement.  Extra stock to these cooperative folks sweetened the deal.  Dan agreed to defraud Craig's wife out of her share of stock, a marital asset and kill her off. 

Just a cost of doing business, you know.   

The NeoCons were just coming into power and it was a heady world for Dan.  Between the co-conspirators they lied their way through the lawsuit Glenn hired and destroyed Craig's wife financially, nearly succeeded in killing off the couple's son, who had suffered a brain injury and therefore needed to be eliminated as far as Craig and Dan were concerned because keeping him alive would cost too much.  

But for reasons outlined elsewhere all of this lead to lots and lots of government contracts for Dan.   

Of course, Craig was a sexual deviant and wanted to rape the daughters he had adopted along with their son.  None of that bothered Dan, not a bit.  After all, he was getting richer every day selling software to blow up children overseas.  So what do a few more kids matter?  

This is an excellent example of what you can expect from those without conscience and a compelling argument for Dr. Robert Hare's proposal that the officers of corporations be tested for psychopathy.  Read Snakes in Suits.   

This explains why Dan does not approve of wikileaks or people having information he thinks unnecessary for them to know.  And don't ask him what he thinks about Edward Snowden.

And that is only the beginning of the story.  More Here - Editor

 By Joseph Normandin
Posted by John McHale
If the Wikileaks scandal shows anything it proves that no system is secure as people may think it is -- especially software virtualization systems, said Dan O'Dowd, chief executive officer of Green Hills Software during the company’s Software Elite Users Technology Summit. "Virtualization adds nothing to security," he added.

O'Dowd pointed out that virtualization systems have less code, "but that just means they are less bad, not more secure. Running bug-ridden operating systems in virtual machines does not solve the security issue unless the virtualization system itself is secure."

He then made a point that I think resonates well beyond virtualization systems. "The security claims of popular virtualization systems are just marketing fluff to exploit the desperate need of all computer users for security," O'Dowd says. These systems have only been evaluated to the National Security Agency's (NSA's) Common Criteria EAL4+.  MORE

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