Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Futile Security

Overhead an elderly gentleman (well he was an alter-kocker, but I'll be charitable except in parentheses) raise an interesting point about security: when we get so paranoid about (internet) security, we end up making people have to keep track of so many passwords, answers to trick questions, etc., that people inevitably start writing these passwords, etc., down. Which itself is a security risk.

At what point does our quest for security become self-defeating? And yes, I am thinking of broader issues (e.g. our so-called war on terror) here. Methinks Franklin was very wise about the costs of security, if you know what I'm getting at ...

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