[TriLUG] Security through obsolecense
Fri, 07 Jun 2002 14:30:28 -0400
It's really sounds like just another name for Security through Obscurity
in my book. After all, the exploits that exisited back when it was
mainstream are still lying around. Now, if what they are really trying
to say is security through peer-reviewed code that has been tried and
tested and survived the fire and tests of time then that's a good idea.
(after all, if it isn't broke don't fix it.)
See Bruce Peren's article on Slashdot about Security through Obscurity....
I could go on and on about this topic but I'll stop now because therein
lies a many twisted path... :)
Sinner from the Prairy wrote:
> Hi there,
> After reading about firewalls running at runlevel zero, security through
> obsolecense is just another interesting idea.
> At least I cannot "break" the reasoning. Can you?
> What do you think?