Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Rubber Hose Cryptanalysis

Rubber hose cryptanalysis, xkcd-style. It's funny because it's true:

Unfortunately, so much of computer security is exactly this way. If the asset is of significant value, the bad guys won't fight fair (they'll fight bits with bats).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and in this case the user is the weakest one