Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people.
IDS (Idiot Detection System) works; detect stupidity in action
“You should LOVE your security bugs!”
—Dr. Herbert Thompson
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
I think it’s a bunch of crap.
—Former CSO George Campbell, on the concept of security convergence
If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy.
One person’s “paranoia” is another person’s “engineering redundancy.”
—Marcus J. Ranum
The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards.
When you know that you’re capable of dealing with whatever comes, you have the only security the world has to offer.
You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.
More people are killed every year by pigs than by sharks, which shows you how good we are at evaluating risk.
The only difference between the fool, and the criminal who attacks a system is that the fool attacks unpredictably and on a broader front.
Publishers often refer to prohibited copying as piracy. In this way, they imply that illegal copying is ethically equivalent to attacking ships on the high seas, kidnapping and murdering the people on them.
We Russians don’t drink any more. We now work on computers. We use computers to send viruses to the West and then we poach your money. We have the best hackers in the world.
Being able to break security doesn’t make you a hacker anymore than being able to hotwire cars makes you an automotive engineer.
The userbase for strong cryptography declines by half with every additional keystroke or mouseclick required to make it work.
“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”
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