Bruce Schneier
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"Bruce Schneier" is an American cryptographer, computer security and privacy specialist, and writer. He is the author of several books on general security topics, computer security and cryptography.

Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, a program fellow at the New America Foundation/New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute and the CTO of Co3 Systems. He is also a contributing writer for Guardian news organization.

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If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don't understand the problems and you don't understand the technology.

It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state.

There are two types of encryption: one that will prevent your sister from reading your diary and one that will prevent your government.

In New Orleans, the machines just crashed, ... They didn't work. And there was no backup planned; there were no paper ballots.

The administration is deliberately choosing a less secure technology without justification. If there were a good reason to choose that technology, then it might make sense. But there isn't.

Network security sucks, and there's not much the school administration can do. Somebody who knows how will break in.

It's certainly feasible, but it's my guess it's not economic, ... My guess is it is cheaper for the airline to absorb this loss, which doesn't happen often, than to fix the problem.

Almost all networks are extremely vulnerable.

We could ground all airplanes and not have any more airplane crashes, ... The key is whether the good uses of the Net outweigh the bad. Life is like that. You just have to take the good with the bad.