Re: [Full-Disclosure] New paper on Security and Obscurity

From: stephane nasdrovisky (stephane.nasdrovisky_at_paradigmo.com)
Date: 09/01/04

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    To: full-disclosure@lists.netsys.com
    Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2004 15:25:46 +0200
    
    

    This not so new info may bring some lights :
    http://www.fact-index.com/a/au/auguste_kerckhoffs.html : "... the
    security of a cryptosystem must depend only on the key, not on the
    secrecy of any other part of the system."

    Peter Swire wrote:

    >“full disclosure” and computer security:
    >
    > http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=531782
    >
    > The paper begins by analyzing the
    >cliché that “there is no security through obscurity.” It observes that the
    >traditional military and intelligence cliché is that “loose lips sink
    > ships.”
    >
    >

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