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Security Through Obscurity Considered Dangerous

Steven Michael Bellovin; Randy Bush

Title:
Security Through Obscurity Considered Dangerous
Author(s):
Bellovin, Steven Michael
Bush, Randy
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Type:
Technical reports
Department:
Computer Science
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Abstract:
Hiding security vulnerabilities in algorithms, software, and/or hardware decreases the likelihood they will be repaired and increases the likelihood that they can and will be exploited by evil-doers. Discouraging or outlawing discussion of weaknesses and vulnerabilities is extremely dangerous and deleterious to the security of computer systems, the network, and its citizens.
Subject(s):
Computer science
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