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Bruce Schneier

An excellent profile of Bruce Schneier in the September Atlantic , by Charles C. Mann, explains why the current administration’s approach to increasing national security is misguided. Some quotes:

Encrypting transactions on the Internet, the Purdue computer scientist Eugene Spafford has remarked, “is the equivalent of arranging an armored car to deliver credit-card information from someone living in a cardboard box to someone living on a park bench.”

Because every security measure in every system can be broken or gotten around, failure must be incorporated into the design. No single failure should compromise the normal functioning of the entire system or, worse, add to the gravity of the initial breach. Finally, and most important, decisions need to be made by people at close range

1 Comment

  1. Rajesh Kumar

    I am Rajesh Kumar in INDIA doing final year Computer technology.

    I am using your book as a reference material for doing project on Cryptography,in Linux platform – by using Your algorithm , implementing in C language.

    I downloaded your algorithm sir, can you explain it .
    can you help me in doing this Sir?.
    my email address is rajeshctindia@yahoo.com

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