We should not only be angry with government departments or businesses that fail to protect our data from fraudsters and criminals, but also at ourselves for the blind confidence we have put in technology's ability to provide that mythical thing called “total security”. It is a cliché to say that we as a society have sleepwalked into something, but when it comes to the security of our data we have not just walked, we've rushed headlong into an online world where we instinctively trust everything.Read the full article here.
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Don't be naive: computers will never be secure
Following on from the previous post about the Times investigation into how easy it is to clone ePassports, I have written a column for tomorrow's Times about how we need to change our attitude towards security and computers.
Posted by dizzy at 8/06/2008 10:06:00 pm