RE: system security (was: symbolize roles)

Subject: RE: system security (was: symbolize roles)
From: "Jens Reineking" <J -dot- Reineking -at- interkomelectronic -dot- de>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 08:37:34 +0200 (CEST)

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<zitiere wer="Bruce Byfield">
> On Tue, 2005-06-28 at 10:43 -0400, Jason Willebeek-LeMair (jlemair)
> wrote:
>> Just because security through obscurity is a bad idea does not mean you
>> have to reveal everything. You just have to realize that concealing
>> capabilities is not the same as securing them.
> Which was exactly my point. I wasn't responding to your original post,
> but to another poster, who seemed to think that mentioning other
> capacities would raise security issues.
> Anyway, security aside, what is wrong with letting people know that
> software has capacities that they're not using? Either people won't
> care, or they'll nose around and learn about the other capacities anyway
> in the normal course of their work.
> My experience is that trying to conceal functionality is a waste of
> time, but that a few users always appreciate knowing more than they
> strictly need to.
> --
> Bruce Byfield


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RE: system security (was: symbolize roles): From: Jason Willebeek-LeMair \(jlemair\)
RE: system security (was: symbolize roles): From: Bruce Byfield

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