The future of security

Steven M. Bellovin smb at
Tue May 11 11:36:35 EDT 2004

In message <409ACFC7.6050407 at>, Ian Grigg writes:
> Security architects
>will continue to do most of their work with
>little or no crypto.

And rightly so, since most security problems have nothing to do with 
the absence of crypto.
>j.  a cryptographic solution for spam and
>viruses won't be found.

This ties into the same thing:  spam is *unwanted* email, but it's not 
*unauthorized*.  Crypto can help with the latter, but only if you can 
define who is in the authorized set of senders.  That's not feasible 
for most people.

		--Steve Bellovin,

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