Linked by Andrew Youll on Sat 17th Sep 2005 11:22 UTC, submitted by JonasDue
Privacy, Security, Encryption "There's lots of innovation going on in security - we're inundated with a steady stream of new stuff and it all sounds like it works just great. Every couple of months I'm invited to a new computer security conference, or I'm asked to write a foreword for a new computer security book. And, thanks to the fact that it's a topic of public concern and a "safe issue" for politicians, we can expect a flood of computer security-related legislation from lawmakers. So: computer security is definitely still a "hot topic." But why are we spending all this time and money and still having problems?"
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RE[2]: Computer Insecurity
by protagonist on Sat 17th Sep 2005 23:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Computer Insecurity"
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If the end user has to RTFM then the programmer has not done his job. The manual should only be required for those less than obvious features that most people don't use anyway. Let's face it, the software companies are always touting how user friendly their program is. And user friendly is equated with definitely not having to read a manual before you can use it. The author of the article was correct in his assessment that we are approaching security backwards. The only way to have a reasonable chance of a secure system is to be a step ahead of rather than a step behind the bad guys.

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