Insecurity through obscurity

Thursday, 9 June 2005, 3:13 AM EST

Security through obscurity is probably one of the oldest tricks in the security book.

The basic premise stems from the fact that people are trying to ensure security by hiding certain facts of their software or architecture design from regular users. This is equivalent to someone hiding a house key under a pot of plants in front of his house.

By Jian Zhen at Computerworld.

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