CRYPTO-GRAM newsletter by Bruce Schneier

If you are interested in security (computer and other), you should check out the CRYPTO-GRAM newsletter by Bruce Schneier. It is free, delivered to your inbox if you so wish and has a metric ton of well-sourced, well-written high-quality stuff every month. It debunks security-myths, takes a closer look on different approaches to security and their intended and unintended consequences and much more.

Crypto-Gram is a free monthly e-mail newsletter from security expert Bruce Schneier. Each issue is filled with interesting commentary, pointed critique, and serious debate about security. As head curmudgeon at the table, Schneier explains, debunks, and draws lessons from security stories that make the news.

You will find it here:

The point of terrorism is to cause terror, sometimes to further a political goal and sometimes out of sheer hatred. The people terrorists kill are not the targets; they are collateral damage. And blowing up planes, trains, markets or buses is not the goal; those are just tactics.
The real targets of terrorism are the rest of us: the billions of us who are not killed but are terrorized because of the killing. The real point of terrorism is not the act itself, but our reaction to the act.
And we’re doing exactly what the terrorists want.

Schneier, Bruce (2006-08-24). “Refuse to be Terrorized”. Wired. Retrieved on 2006-09-08.

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