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WW: Bruce Schneier on why security can't work

Not really anything all that new from a conceptual perspective:



On Mar 14, 2013, at 5:39 PM, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:

> On Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:56:51 -0400, Miles Fidelman said:
>> I think that's six words - twice as scary.  I dunno how to fix it either
>> ("when in trouble, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout?")
> I don't think script kiddies with gene sequencers will manage to kill us
> with Ebola, for the same reason that script kiddies haven't managed to
> kill the Internet - by the time they figure out how to not kill themselves
> with the Ebola, they usually figure out that it's a losing proposition
> (consider the number of nation states that *could* deploy biological weapons
> compared to the number that actually have).
> Anybody seriously thing the RBN couldn't kill the Internet if they really
> wanted to?  Why don't they? Because they can't monetize a dead Internet.
> Having said that, we probably *will* see a number of incidents where the
> biohazard cleanup crews have to clean up a local mess...