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Updated Sat, 13 Aug 2022 13:02:41 GMT

Standard for "secure workstations" resisting screen grabs


In his talk "Keynote address: securing the individual" at authenticate2020 (around 23:44), Whit Diffie asks

"ever wonder why an app can come on and grab your whole screen? There's a whole set of standards to resist that. They were called 'secure workstations' when the military got interested in it, but it isn't much available in ordinary operating systems."

Anyone know the standards he's referring to, and if they were ever applied?




Solution

Anyone know the standards he's referring to, and if they were ever applied?

It's hard to say for sure. Maybe you could ask him.

There are a lot of potentially relevant old standards, but they are hard to find. For example: "DDS-2600-5502-97 Security Requirements for System High and Compartmented Mode Workstations" from 1987.

Here a link to a related paper that cites to that standard.