Security and Technology Ramblings…

And he quotes….

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Btw, and you may not like this, since you are so focused on security, one reason I refuse to bother with the whole security circus is that I think it glorifies - and thus encourages - the wrong behavior.  
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It makes "heroes" out of security people, as if the people who don't just fix normal bugs aren't as important.
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In fact, all the boring normal bugs are _way_ more important, just because there's a lot more of them. I don't think some spectacular security hole should be glorified or cared about as being any more "special" than a random spectacular crash due to bad locking.
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Security people are often the black-and-white kind of people that I can't stand. I think the OpenBSD crowd is a bunch of masturbating monkeys, in that they make such a big deal about concentrating on security to the point where they pretty much admit that nothing else matters to them.
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To me, security is important. But it's no less important than everything *else* that is also important!
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Linus
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One Response to Linus Torvalds – A recent quote on security people…

  • Linus is a self made icon of modern technology which you have to respect. Because of that I suppose him saying this makes me think and step back from what might be an offensive attitude when it comes to security which I think gets overlooked far too often by the average user. At the same time that sort of statement doesn’t necessarily do much more than that except to be controversial.

    It makes me think of Linus as a temperamental celebrity. Of course, those OpenBSD guys can really be rude. Especially Theo.

    Nice post… 🙂

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