the six dumbest ideas in computer security

Slashdot recently posted a link to this excellent article about the dumbest ideas in computer security.

If you can avoid falling into the trap of the first three, you’re among the few true computer security elite.

Definitely worth a read if you’re into anything related to computers and security, be it programming or network security. The ideas in the article are simple and make sense, even though they are the most common security flaws found in today’s firewalls, virusscanners, operating systems etc…

a lock, you know, security and all

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