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Re: "security by obscurity"
From: Niels Bakker <niels=netsys () bakker net>
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 16:30:08 +0100
* SkyLined () edup tudelft nl (Berend-Jan Wever) [Sun 08 Dec 2002, 06:08 CET]:
... 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 ?
No. You are confusing risks, vulnerabilities and threats. The
application of "security through obscurity" to your root password would
be not having one and allowing root logins over the network, meanwhile
hoping that nobody will try to log in as root.
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