Security Theater

January 12, 2010

Bruce Schneier (the author of “Applied Cryptography” and other books) explains why security theater (where security measures do not do much to improve real security) has its benefits: Tamper‐resistant packaging for over‐the‐counter drugs started to appear in the ‘80s, in response to some highly publicized poisonings. As a countermeasure, it’s largely security theater. It’s easy […]

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