Security Through Obscurity Considered Dangerous
- Security Through Obscurity Considered Dangerous
- Bellovin, Steven Michael
- Technical reports
- Computer Science
- Persistent URL:
- Internet Engineering Task Force
- Publisher Location:
- Marina del Rey, Calif.
- 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.
- Computer science
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- Suggested Citation:
- Steven Michael Bellovin, Randy Bush, 2002, Security Through Obscurity Considered Dangerous, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:9172.