Who Must You Trust? (and alchemy)

Turning beer bottles into gold… now that’s progress! (not sure if this is real or not, but it would explain a few things about the gold market) http://www.pinnacledigest.com/blog/frank-tabbert/save-and-microwave-your-beer-bottles-200-400-oz-gold-ton

“The most important step in defending against attackers (or Murphy’s Law) is learning that you have a problem.”

That’s one quote from a really long, and really good article in the ACM Queue on the subject of trust. Let me put it this way: if you care about defensive security, it’s worth the time to read this one. (Even if the flint ax analogy he uses isn’t quite true; primitive skills people don’t need axes.)

It’s pretty much impossible to summarize so I’m just going to tell you to read it.


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