[cryptography] Let's go back to the beginning on this

Hird, Geoffrey R Geoffrey.Hird at ca.com
Thu Sep 15 20:58:02 EDT 2011


> "I find the word "trust" confuses more than it
> communicates. Try Mark S. Miller's "relies on" instead!"

This reminds me... As many here will know, the DoD (Orange book, etc.) uses (or at least used to use) the word "trust" explicitly in this latter sense.  Any component that handled multi-level data was immediately pronounced "trusted".  "Trusted" meant that it had the ability to violate your security requirements by mixing levels, and no one ever meant that you trusted it in the ordinary sense.  This was a source of confusion to some people.

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