Bruce Schneier's Cryptogram

If you haven’t yet subscribed, you should now. It’s not just about computer security, it’s about security in all of society, and how it affects our lives in very real ways. A few excerpts from the latest newsletter:

And while we’re on the subject of ridiculous, here are some of the “digital media devices” that would be required to incorporate government-approved copy-protection technology under the Hollings CBDTPA Bill: hearing aids, talking picture frames, scrolling signs, and baby monitors.

Real-world security looks a whole lot like computer security. It’s not just that computers are everywhere; the same concepts and methodologies that allow us to make sense of computer security also apply to the real world. In my previous book, “Secrets and Lies,” I used real-world metaphors to explain computer and network security. In this book I am going to explain real-world security using the techniques, processes, and formalism from the computer world, without assuming any computer knowledge.

Book publishing is second only to furniture delivery in slowness. My deadline for the book is the end of the month, but it’s not going to be available in stores until next September.


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