Is security getting any easier?

Wednesday, 25 February 2004, 1:59 AM EST

Human error, combined with the increasing technical sophistication of malicious hackers, creates a situation in which security, ultimately, can never be perfect, security specialists on the cryptographer's panel at the RSA Conference here said Tuesday.

Invariably, individuals will inadvertently open dangerous files or fall for cleverly deceptive spoofs. Even technically sophisticated users will make mistakes, according to Paul Kocher, president of Cryptography Research.

"We simply aren't smart enough as a species handle this," Kocher said.

By Michael Kanellos at CNET.

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