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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
Date:
Type:
Reports
Department(s):
Computer Science
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Series:
Internet-Drafts
Publisher:
Internet Engineering Task Force
Publisher Location:
Marina del Rey, Calif.
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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Steven Michael Bellovin, Randy Bush, , Security Through Obscurity Considered Dangerous, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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