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"security by obscurity"
From: "Berend-Jan Wever" <SkyLined () edup tudelft nl>
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 05:37:19 +0100
... isn't hiding your root password security through obscurity ?
... isn't hiding your private PGP key security through obscurity ?
... isn't 90% of security based on these kinds of obscurity ?
FYI: Obscurity, according to the dictionary:
1. Deficiency or absence of light; darkness. (...I'm assuming nobody is
talking about this one)
2a. The quality or condition of being unknown
2b. One that is unknown
3a. The quality or condition of being imperfectly known or difficult to
3b. An instance of being imperfectly known or difficult to understand.
Just my €0.02...
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