September 18, 2002

Counterpane Security Articles.

I just spent some time reading through new and old issues of Counterpane's Crypto-Gram, a monthly newletter about security. They have some really interesting non-technical articles that gave me a better understanding of security issues.

  • Terrorists and Steganography: Why hiding messages in other messages, such as terrorist plans in pornographic pictures posted on the web, is so effective.
  • Open Source and Security: Discusses why open security algorithms and protocols are more secure than privately developed closed source systems. Also gives examples of why just because an algorithm is secret, doesn't mean that it is secure or that it will be secret for long.
Posted by Eli at September 18, 2002 12:37 PM
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