Security Through Obscurity Considered Dangerous
draft-ymbk-obscurity-00

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https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-ymbk-obscurity-00.txt

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.

Authors

Steven Bellovin (smb@cs.columbia.edu)
Randy Bush (randy@psg.com)

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