The problems of modern computer security
Noam Eppel wrote a very interesting essay about the problems in modern computer security. In the article “Security Absurdity: The Complete, Unquestionable, And Total Failure of Information Security.” he states his point of view about techniques and fashion spleen in computer security. Or with other question: Why do we have a billion dollar computer security industry, when the computers are still not a inch safer ?
To steal a line from Arthur Dent in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: "Ah, this is obviously some strange use of the word "safe" that I wasn't previously aware of." It is as if many in the information security community are so used to zero-days, 100,000-node botnets, daily virus threats, spam-clogged email boxes, organized-crime-funded aware, massive identity thefts, etc, that they look at this situation and believe this is "normal." Business as usual.