Fw: Re: Quick and curious
Thu, 6 Jun 2002 13:02:01 -0400 (EDT)
Brown is using the classic misconception that more secrecy equals more
security. The truth is the opposite: the fewer secrets there are, the
fewer points to attack. Anyone or anything that expands our perimeter is
an inherent threat, including Mr. Brown and his paper.
> > :: KB> popular OS products today. GPL and LGPL stipulate that sharing
> > :: must occur.
> > :: KB> 4. National security systems must be secret. Anything or anyone
> > :: that poses
> > :: KB> any type of indiscreet sharing of intimate information about our
> > :: KB> government's IT infrastructure is an inherent threat.
> > ::
> > :: KB> Therefore:
> > ::
> > :: KB> Due to increased interest by bad people in our national security
> > :: system's
> > :: KB> vulnerabilities, we should avoid use of systems that enable,
> > :: require or
> > :: KB> mandate indiscreet sharing.