[AfrICANN-discuss] The world is moving gradually towards cyber war
ondouglas at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 00:38:56 SAST 2012
On Oct 25, 2012 12:59 AM, "Dr Yassin Mshana" <ymshana2003 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am glad to have learnt something today. It seems that the limitations
>are a advantage when it comes to security issues which can not be
>discussed in the Open.
> Security is Secret therefore one does not have to answer Questions in
>the open (Oga Nii I am sorry there - no answers on security issues) the
>fact is in the laboratory everything is open but when it comes to security
>practice things are different!
This is what is called the: security through obscurity principle. It is
also frowned upon in security circles because it doesn't make you more
secure but rather hides your vulnerabilities --- and you know you can't do
Microsoft and Apple are some prime examples of people who worked by this
principle with disappointing results at some point.....on the other had
Linux/Unix is a success story of open security.....and today we all know
where that has gotten them.
I am more of the school of thought of open security; or security by design.
I think security can & should be discussed openly --- afterall, our
discussion centres around principles of security rather than IP addresses
or anything that low level.
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