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Mac® OS X Security by Brian Wotring, Preston Norvell, Bruce Potter

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Chapter 6. Internet Services

 

“Now that we have all this useful information, it would be nice to do something with it. (Actually, it can be emotionally fulfilling just to get the information. This is usually only true, however, if you have the social life of a kumquat.)”

 
 --Unix Programmer’s Manual

Modern industrial society is all about information. Modern computing is all about sharing this information. To do this, we connect our lonely individual computers together into networked communities of computers. Once connected into networks, we set about sharing our bits of data, sometimes for pleasure; other times for business or education. Life would be simple if we wanted to share all of our information with everyone, and everyone played nice, but ...

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