Secure Communications

Schneier: Beware security products

“The (security) market is asymetrical–the seller knows a lot more than the buyer,” said Schneier. “In the U.S., a lousy used car is called a lemon–but you don’t know until you drive it off the lot that it’s a lemon.”

If marketed correctly, bad products can drive good products out of the market, Schneier warned.

“Products can have the same claims, the same algorithms, the same buzzwords, and one is very secure while the other is just slapped together. If there’s no functional way to test a product, you’ll buy the cheaper one,” said Schneier.




October 26, 2007 - Posted by | English, security, technology

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