Bruce Schneier Quotes

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Bruce Schneier Quotes

Surveillance makes us feel like prey, just as it makes the surveillors act like predators.
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Mug shot extortion sites turn this sort of thing into a business. Mug shots are public record, but they're not readily available. Owners of mug shot sites acquire the photos in bulk and publish them online, where everybody can find them, then charge individuals to remove their photos from the sites.

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The science and engineering of programming just isn't good enough to produce flawless software, and that isn't going to change anytime soon. The

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Computer security can simply be protecting your equipment and files from disgruntled employees, spies, and anything that goes bump in the night, but there is much more. Computer security helps ensure that your computers, networks, and peripherals work as expected all the time, and that your data is safe in the event of hard disk crash or a power failure resulting from an electrical storm. Computer security also makes sure no damage is done to your data and that no one is able to read it unless you want them to

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It's frustrating; terrorism is rare and largely ineffectual, yet we regularly magnify the effects of both their successes and failures by terrorizing ourselves.

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We can't keep weapons out of prisons; we can't possibly expect to keep them out of airports.

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A colleague once told me that the world was full of bad security systems designed by people who read Applied Cryptography

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It is insufficient to protect ourselves with laws; we need to protect ourselves with mathematics.

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Why is it that we all - myself included - believe these stories? Why are we so quick to assume that the TSA is a bunch of jack-booted thugs, officious and arbitrary and drunk with power? It's because everything seems so arbitrary, because there's no accountability or transparency in the DHS.

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Digital files cannot be made uncopyable, any more than water can be made not wet.

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ID can be hijacked, and cards can be faked. All of the 9/11 terrorists had fake IDs, yet they still got on the planes. If the British national ID card can't be faked, it will be the first on the planet.

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Only amateurs attack machines; professionals target people.

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If anyone thinks they can get an accurate picture of anyplace on the planet by reading news reports, they're sadly mistaken.

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