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Broken by design (Danny Fullerton)

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If I take a letter, lock it in a safe, hide the safe somewhere in New York, then tell you to read the letter, that’s not security. That’s obscurity. On the other hand, if I take a letter and lock ...

If I take a letter, lock it in a safe, hide the safe somewhere in New York, then tell you to read the letter, that’s not security. That’s obscurity. On the other hand, if I take a letter and lock it in a safe, and then give you the safe along with the design specifications and a hundred identical safes with their combinations so that the world’s best safecrackers can study it and you still can’t open the safe, that’s security.

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