[Full-Disclosure] Zone Alarm
smcmahon at eiv.com
Thu Jun 5 14:36:54 BST 2003
On Wed, Jun 04, 2003 at 04:03:57PM -0500, Schmehl, Paul L said:
> There *are* cases where "not so great" security is better than "really
> great" simply because "really great" won't get used and "not so great"
> is therefore better (than nothing.) It's all well and good that experts
And I would submit that most of us here are in fact guilty of that; how
many of us have at least one password, somewhere, that's ~8 characters,
mostly letters, as opposed to 128 random alphanumerics? Who here has a
house with a deadbolt and an alarm system, but no armed guards? A car
that you park in parking lots, with no bomb-sniffing dog going under it
before you get in?
Security that won't get used isn't security, it's theory. It belongs in
classrooms and labs. Security is a process, as well, not a binary flag.
It's not "exit code 1, insecure" one day, and "exit code 0, secure" the
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