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Re: UN support for "security by obscurity"
From: Georgi Guninski <guninski () guninski com>
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 14:01:36 +0200

Richard,

Your analogy to the computer world is completely false because:

1. It is my understanding that the algorithm for making nukes is not so secret, the problem is finding the hardware. Just search on google for "how to make" "n??????r bomb" - Results 1 - 10 of about 2,700. Search took 0.16 seconds.
In the first 5 results is an article about the Brits:
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/04/15/1018333482457.html

2. Iraq does not sell dangerous underquality software to the world AFAIK.

Georgi Guninski


Richard M. Smith wrote:

Another data point in the full-disclosure/security-by-obscurity debate:

http://www.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/meast/12/06/sproject.irq.un.report/index.h
tml

UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- After Iraq hands over its declaration on weapons
of mass destruction programs Saturday, U.N. weapons inspectors will
analyze and edit out parts of it before distributing it to members of
the U.N. Security Council.

Hans Blix, chief U.N. weapons inspector, said Friday the 15-member
council agreed to the procedure after discussing "the risks of releasing
parts of this declaration that might help to achieve proliferation of
nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons."

The United States, Russia, and other countries are concerned about
releasing information that would provide "a training manual for how to
build weapons of mass destruction," a Western diplomatic source told
CNN.

...

Richard

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