Friday, July 18, 2008

Security Rock Stars

Bruce Schneier is one of the security industry's big guns (so to speak). His area of expertise is in cryptography, secret codes and that sort of thing.

This isn't news. Nor is the news that he and some friends found a security weakness in some crypto software (well, it is but only if you're a security geek like me, and I assume you aren't).

Slashdot discusses this, of course. And of course, the best stuff is in the comments, in this one about Bruce:

Some of you may not be aware of the stature of Bruce Schneier in the field of computer security, so here is some background information: []

Bruce Schneier once decrypted a box of AlphaBits.

Most people use passwords. Some people use passphrases. Bruce Schneier uses an epic passpoem, detailing the life and works of seven mythical Norse heroes.

Bruce Schneier's secure handshake is so strong, you won't be able to exchange keys with anyone else for days.
There's lots more. Enjoy. That's some quality security geek snark, right there.

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