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Paul Ferguson fergdawgster at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 19:27:50 CDT 2009


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On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 5:11 PM, Steven M. Bellovin <smb at cs.columbia.edu>
wrote:

> I'm taking no position on the underlying argument; I'm simply stating
> that simplicity is an essential element for security.  I like a
> philosophy I've seen attributed to Einstein: "everything should be as
> simple as possible, and no simpler".
>

Agreed -- and that reminds of the Dr. Who Maxim: "The more sophisticated
the technology, the more vulnerable it is to primitive attack. People often
overlook the obvious."

Also, Voltaire: "Common sense is not so common.”

- - ferg


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